Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cashew Sweet & Sour Pork

I love meals that are easy to make & meals that I can bring to work to warm-up for lunch.  This recipe comes from the girls at Our Best Bites.  Everything I have made from them turns out so great.  Head over to to check out their blog!

{Cashew Sweet & Sour Pork}
recipe slightly adapted from  Our Best Bites

2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
1 tablespoons cooking sherry 
1 pound pork tenderloin thinly sliced
1/3 cup water
¼ c. sugar
¼ cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/3 cup chopped cashews 
¼ cup green onions
2 teaspoons minced or grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced or pressed
6-8 oz. snow peas, trimmed
1 8-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
cooking spray
White or brown rice, prepared to serve 
Combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch, sherry, and pork. Toss well. 
Combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch, water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and ketchup. Stir with a whisk; make sure there are no clumps with the cornstarch.  Spray large frying pan or wok with cooking spray & place  over medium-high heat. Add pork and stir-fry 3 minutes. Add onions, ginger, and garlic.  Stir-fry 1 minute. Add snow peas and pineapple. Stir-fry 3 minutes more. Whisk sauce ingredients again and add to pan, bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Stir in cashews and serve over hot rice. Garnish with more cashews and green onions if you want.

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