For a working mom like me, there really are times when there is so much work to do that I couldn’t afford to cook something tedious to prepare. Kaldereta and the likes are definitely for the weekends. Well at least if we are not rushing to meet deadlines. It’s a good thing we don’t have a boss and home is just downstairs.
Here is a simple stir-fry recipe. I craved for cashew nuts few days ago and still have a pack which I bought at the neighborhood Russian store.
1/4 kilo lean pork, sliced into thin strips for stir-frying
about 2 cups of baguio beans (or green beans), trimmed and sliced diagonally into 2 inch pieces
1 large onion, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt & a dash of pepper
a cup of cashew nuts
Marinate the pork with sugar, a dash of salt & pepper and about 5 tbsp of soy sauce for about 30 minutes. In a bowl, mix a cup of water, a pinch of salt, cornstarch and the remaining soy sauce. Mix well and set aside.
Heat about a tbsp of soybean oil over moderate heat, add the cashew nuts & stir-fry for a minute, toasting them lightly. Remove & set aside.
Add more oil if necessary & heat on high flame. Add in the green beans and stir-fry on medium heat until cooked al dente. Remove from the wok & set aside.
Once again, add a tbsp of oil to wok. Add in the pork strips and stir-fry over high heat for a couple of minutes. Add the cashew, green beans and the reserved marinade mixture. Mix thoroughly with the pork and stir-fry for half a minute. Serve immediately.
This country isn’t a melting pot. Think of this country as a stir fry. That’s what this country should be. A place where people are appreciated for who they are. – Jane Elliott