Pork, the preferred Chinese ‘red meat’, is delicious when combined with the taste and texture of nuts – in this case, cashews. A touch of chilli bean sauce is added for zest and you have a quick, savoury dish that can grace the centre of a family table. Serve this with plain rice and another vegetable dish for a wholesome and satisfying meal.
Cut the pork into thin slices
Heat a wok or frying-pan over a very high heat. Add the oil and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the pork slices, salt and pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Remove them with a slotted spoon. Add the cashew nuts and stir-fry them for 1 minute. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Return the pork to the wok or pan and stir-fry the mixture for another 2 minutes. Garnish with the spring onions and serve at once.
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