September 30, 2010

I love a good Chinese Nut!


And I don't mean a funny or crazy Chinese person!

Thank you Joelen again for another great meal! This was a perfect meal for me because recently, I've given up chicken. I never really liked chicken, and just decided why do I eat things I don't like for the sake of eating them? So now I eat primarily vegetarian dinners or enjoy pork, fish and beef on occasion with the hubs.

This was completely like Chinese take out - all it needed was a little white box with the red pagoda and a tab for like 10 bucks!

Stir Fried Cashew Pork

Stir Fried Cashew Pork
original Joelen recipe
serves 4

1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound pork (tenderloin, shoulder, boneless ribs) and cut into bite sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 cup roasted unsalted cashews - half coarsely chopped, half whole
1/4 cup fresh whole cilantro leaves

Combine the hoisin sauce, water, soy sauce, and pepper flakes in 1 liquid measuring cup. Heat a few teaspoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet (or cast iron skillet) over medium high heat until it just starts to smoke. Brown and saute the pork in the skillet and push out to the sides of the pan when done.

Add the remaining oil to the skillet and add the garlic and ginger. Cook the garlic and ginger for a few seconds until fragrant. Pull the pork back to the center of the skillet and add the cashews and hoisin mixture. Cook until the sauce has thickened and remove off heat. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with steamed rice.

great some some steamed green beans. Was a really quick/easy meal and truly a taste of Chinese take out - at home!

1 comment:

Joelen said...

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for trying it out :)