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Cashew Pork Stir Fry Recipe

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This Cashew Pork Stir Fry is so quick and easy! It is Gluten and Dairy free. A healthy meal for any night of the week! Pork loin is very lean!

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Cashew Pork Take-out Style

This post is in reference to my recent blog post Chicken Lo Mein and my determination to make more stir fry!

They are generally both Lactose-Free and Gluten-Free. They offer quick and easy preparation and cooking times and are healthy and delicious, so there’s really no reason not to.

Making these at home can also save you a lot of money, when compared to take-out.

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Ingredients for pork stir fry recipe

  1. Lean Pork (Chicken is a good substitution)
  2. soy sauce, for gluten free purchase tamari
  3. sesame oil
  4. sherry
  5. rice wine vinegar
  6. garlic
  7. ginger
  8. assorted vegetables

What vegetables are good for stir fries?

  1. carrots
  2. celery
  3. bok choy
  4. snow peas
  5. broccoli
  6. water chestnuts
  7. bamboo shoots
  8. bell peppers
  9. summer squash
  10. scallions
  11. mushrooms
  12. sliced cabbage
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How to make this pork stir fry recipe

Making this Cashew Pork could not be easier! Just get everything prepared before you start to stir fry!

  1. Prepare the marinade.
  2. Slice pork into thin strips.
  3. Place meat in marinade, while preparing vegetables.
  4. Cut up all of the vegetables, keeping them separate.
  5. Mix up sauce ingredients.
  6. Stir fry pork a little at a time for just a minute or 2. Drain and remove to large bowl.
  7. Stir fry all vegetables, one type at a time, for a minute.
  8. Add sauce ingredients and cornstarch slurry to wok.
  9. Cook until cornstarch darkens and sauce gets thick.
  10. Mix everything together for a minute, along with cashews, just to heat through.
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Cashew Pork Stir Fry

Here is another easy week night Chinese – American  Take- out dish!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $4


For the Marinade

  • 1/4 c soy sauce buy soy sauce made with soy only (tamari). Cheaper brands contain wheat!!!
  • 2 Tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic

For stir fry

  • 2 lb pork loin
  • 1 cup Carrots sliced
  • 1 c Celery sliced
  • 1/2 c green onion sliced into about 1″ pieces
  • 1.5 c snow peas
  • 2 c baby bok choy
  • 2 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil (Add more as neede to stir fry all vegetables)

For Sauce


For Marinade

  • Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.

For Stir fry

  • Slice pork into strips, across the grain about 1 inch thick.
  • Stir pork into marinade and set aside while you prepare the vegetables.
  • Mix sauce.
  • Add oil to wok or large frying pan over high high heat.
  • Stir fry the pork in small batches.
  • When meat is done, drain excess oil and remove to a large bowl.
  • Saute all vegetables in the order listed above (The order represents the time the vegetables will take to stir fry, the longest first) just for a few minutes each.
  • Drain and add to bowl with pork.
  • Add the garlic and ginger to the last batch of vegetables.
  • When all the vegetables are done,
  • Add the sauce ingredients to the wok and cook for about 2 minutes to thicken.
  • Add meat, cashews and vegetables back to the wok and stir to coat with sauce and reheat.
  • Serve immediately over rice.

For sauce

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside until the end.
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  • Prepare all ingredients before starting to cook.
  • Cook vegetables crisp tender because they will continue to cook when dish is assembled.
  • An authentic wok will required much less oil when it is fully seasoned.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated up to 4 days.
  • Best if not frozen.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4250IU | Vitamin C: 26.6mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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Originally Published 5/5/2015

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    1. The prep and clean up is always the worst thing about cooking take-out style Chinese dishes. But the flavor is so worth it. Thanks Simon!

  1. 5 stars
    I love stir fry recipes are they are so quick and easy to prepare and perfect for midweek. This one sounds so good as I love cashew nuts in them as well.

  2. 5 stars
    You cannot beat a good stir fry, I love all of the flavours you have in this one and pork loin works so well cooked quickly. Looking forward to trying this.

  3. 5 stars
    YUM! I seriously need to make more Asain food at home! The flavors in this look incredible.

  4. 5 stars
    This stir fry looks really good! I love using cashews in stir fries too. It must be hard to shop and cook for family members who have food intolerance. As you say luckily today many products are well labelled but obviously that isn’t an absolute guarantee!

    1. That is true! It is easier now, but you still have to be careful! We love this stir fry! Thanks Jacqueline!

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely agree! When it comes to pork stir fry, the first thing that comes to my mind is DELICIOUS! But when it is made healthy, too – it is an absolute winner for me. Fantastic recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    This stir fry looks delicious and I love that you explained the difference between tamari and soy sauces. I think I’ll switch to tamari now that I know. Its so crazy how much food labeling has changed even in my life time. Hopefully they’ll only become more accurate going forward.

    1. That is my hope, as well. We need to have a better handle of the ingredients we are putting into our bodies! Thank you Carmella!

  7. 5 stars
    I absolutely love how easy this meal is. And so healthy. It’s perfect family dinner for busy weekdays. I will give this recipe a try next week. My family will love this I’m sure.

  8. 5 stars
    Yum. I’ve yet to make a pork stir fry at home, but I love eating it, so this recipe is going on my must make list! This looks scrumptious and I enjoyed reading about your mom’s intolerances! Great info!

  9. This looks so delicious! My family loves stir fry and we are always looking for something new and different to try.. this is amazing with all the chashew.. can’t wait to try it!

    1. I really love the big crunchy cashews in this dish! They really add both to the flavor and the texture! Thanks Sonia!

  10. 5 stars
    Good morning, I love Chicken Cashew so I am almost 100% sure I would love the pork version. I’m totally excited to try your recipe out this weekend! Saving.

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