Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sweet and Savoury Stir Fried Pork with Cashews

One of the most delicious meals to serve a crowd is a stir fry - and today's original Kitchen Witch recipe for Sweet and Savoury Stir Fried Pork with Cashews is not only a favourite among friends, it's one of my most requested recipes!

Visit the printable recipe here: Sweet and Savoury Stir Fried Pork with Cashews

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce (I use honey hoisin)
  • 1 tsp garlic chili sauce (a flavouring staple, trust me - you'll love it)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  •  1, 1-2 pound pork tenderloin or 4 boneless pork loin chops sliced into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 red sweet red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 8 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 4 squares dry Chinese noodles
  1.  Mix the first 9 ingredients together in a large bowl to make a marinade. Add the thinly sliced pork tenderloin, or boneless pork loin chops. Place the pork in the marinade and marinate overnight or for at least four hours.
  2. When ready to stir fry, heat 1 Tbsp of the canola and the tsp of sesame oil in a wok set to high. Add the vegetables and cook until the onions are transluscent and the mushrooms begin to release their water. Remove from wok and set aside.
  3. In the meantime, cook four squares of Chinese noodles in boiling water for app one minute. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat a second tbsp canola oil in the wok and add your pork. Reserve the marinade.
  5. When the pork is cooked, add the reserved marinade to the wok and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute stirring constantly and then add the vegetables and the cashews. Toss that up and add the cooked noodles.
  6. Continue to stir fry on medium high heat until the sauce is well incorporated with the noodles.
Serve and enjoy!



Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.


  1. Hi lovely lady,
    Looks Yummy looking to do this next weekend.

  2. This is perfect! My son really like this recipe and I think he will going to be happy on his birthday when I create this for him. I can't wait to try this. Please keep on sharing!

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