Monday, 23 January 2012

Chinese Inspired Pork Stir Fry with Cashew Nuts

 To celebrate Chinese New Year today I cooked up this delicious stir fry last night. I have always loved Chinese food and using Asian ingredients in my kitchen. I think Chinese fast food has given Chinese cuisine a bad name but believe me you can cook healthy and tasty Chinese dishes very easily at home without all the grease and batter that take aways offer.

This is a very fresh, aromatic dish that is very full of flavour.

Prep: 10mins   Cook: 15-20mins   Serves: 5-6

3 garlic cloves
3 red chillies
Juice of 3 limes
3 tbsp fish sauce
30grams ginger
900grams Pork fillet
4 spring onions
75g cashew nuts
Handful coriander

Finely chop the garlic, chilli and ginger and place in a large bowl. Add the juice of 3 limes and the fish sauce and stir to combine.

Slice the pork fillet and add to the marinade. Place in the fridge for a few minutes before cooking.

Finely slice the spring onions on the diagonal and chop the coriander roughly.

Heat a wok over a high heat and add some olive oil. Add the pork mixture in batches and stir fry until lightly golden and cooked through. This will take roughly 8-10minutes for each batch. Make sure there is no blood running from the meat and don’t overcrowd the wok as you don’t want the meat to stew.

Add the cashew nuts and ¾ of the spring onions for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

When the meat is cooked, serve with some basmati rice or noodles and garnish with some extra spring onions and coriander.

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