Gingered Pork & Vegetable Shells


Puff pastry shells are filled with a flavorful combination of seasoned sliced pork tenderloin and fresh vegetables to make a refined, Asian-inspired dish.

  • Prep: 35 minutes
  • Cook: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 6
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  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch

  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth

  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 1  pound boneless pork tenderloin, cut into very thin strips

  • 1 cup fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup green pepper  or red bell pepper strips

  • 1 cup carrot  slices

  • 1 cup snow peas

  • 1 cup sliced onion

  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder  or 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

  • 1 pkg. (10 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Shells, prepared according to package directions


  1. Stir the cornstarch, broth and soy sauce in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the pork and stir-fry until well browned.  Remove the pork from the skillet.

  3. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet.  Add the vegetables, garlic powder and ginger and stir-fry until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  4. Stir the cornstarch mixture in the skillet.  Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens.  Return the pork to the skillet.  Cook until the pork is cooked through.  Spoon the pork mixture into the pastry shells.

  5. Easy Substitution: You can substitute 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound) for the pork in this recipe.

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Place Puff Pastry shells on ungreased baking sheets with “top” facing up. Place pastry shells about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.

To ensure that Puff Pastry shells will rise evenly, score the sides horizontally with a small knife.

Unfilled baked Puff Pastry shells may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Always bake Puff Pastry shells in a preheated 425°F oven. Do not bake shells in a microwave or a toaster oven.


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