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Kung Pao Pork

Ingredients:

1 pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 2 inch strips

1 tbsp of cornstarch

2 tbsp of olive oil, divided

3 green onions, sliced diagonally

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 large onion, cut in half then into half-moons

1/2 each of a yellow, red, green & orange bell peppers, cut into chunks or into strips

1 tsp of red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp of ground ginger

2 tbsp plus 2 tsp of Oyster sauce, divided

2 tbsp of rice wine vinegar

3 tbsp of soy sauce

1/2 cup of low-sodium chicken stock

 1 bag of cashew nuts, 100 grams

Cooked rice or cooked Asian ramen egg noodles

Directions:

Step 1: Place cut pork into a bowl along with the cornstarch and mix together. Set Aside for 10-15 minutes. 

Step 2: In a small, dry frying pan, add the plain cashews. Over medium heat, allow the cashews to roast, keeping an eye on them as they tend to burn easily (roughly 5 minutes). Remove to a bowl. 

Step 3:  In a large frying pan, over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. When it's heated, add the pork and mix.  After about 4-5 minutes of cooking, add half of the minced garlic. Continue to cook, roughly 5 more minutes. Add about 2 tsp of oyster sauce, mix then transfer to a reserved plate.


Step 4: In the same frying pan that you cooked the pork in, add the other tbsp of olive oil and the half-moon onions. Season with a small pinch of salt and lots of black pepper.  Saute for about 4 minutes before adding the rest of the minced garlic.  Saute for a few minutes then add all the bell peppers.

Step 5: After about 4 minutes, add half of the green onions, mix and cook. 

Step 6: In a small bowl add the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, ginger, 1 tbsp of oyster sauce and chicken stock. Season with black pepper. 

Step 7: Add the roasted cashews to the pan, as well as the cooked pork.  Now add the sauce and mix all together. 

While the dish is cooking, prepare your Ramen noodles (which only take 5 minutes to cook), or your rice

Place noodles or rice in a large bowl, place mixture on top, garnishing with the rest of the green onions.

 *this dish can be made using chicken as well.

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