I can’t believe this is my first post of 2013! But never fear- I’ve been cooking all year and have saved up all food stories for when I had a chance to blog about them! I’m still loving using my iPad to cook and Jamie Oliver’s ap is fantastic. So here it is, modified as I always do:
Pork and Broccoli Stirfry
- 200g pork cut into thin strips
- Bunch of broccolini (He said purple sprouting broccoli- which to my knowledge does not exist in our supermarkt!)
- Bunch of pak choy (he said mangetout which I firstly didn’t even know what it was and secondly could not find at the shop- so I figured green and leafy would do!)
- 2 cloves garlic- crushed
- 5cm fresh ginger (it’s worth it to use fresh)- grated
- 1 red onion- finely sliced
- 1 fresh red chilli- seeded and finely sliced
- 1/2 bunch spring onions- sliced
- 1 lime
- 30g cashews
- 1tbsp cornflour
- 1 tbsp honey
- sesame oil
- light soy sauce
- peanut oil
- salt and pepper
- Parboil the broccolini and then drain and set aside. It should have softened but still be firm to bite into.
- Coat the pork in the juice of half the lime and a tablespoon of soy sauce and toss to coat.
- Add a splash of peanut oil to the pan and get it really hot. Add the pork and some salt and pepper and stirfry for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the garlic and ginger and fry for a few minutes getting it all aromatic.
- Add the chilli, onion and cashews and stiry-fry for another few minutes.
- Add the brocolini and pak choy and stir-fry until they are heated through.
- Add the cornflour, a splash of soy sauce and the honey and toss.
- Drizzle a good amount of sesame oil and serve with extra lime.
This dish was really delicious. I haven’t done a stir-fry in ages and I forgot how flavourful they are when you use a variety of fresh ingredients rather than a packet from the store. Don’t skip the cashews- they are amazing in it! I had mine with a lot of extra lime and it didn’t look as pretty on the plate as I could have made it because I was too hungry to arrange it nicely! I think any green leafy vegetable would work well in this so experiment away!