Stir-Crazy Pork and Papaya

A terrific stir-fry from Simone Lester - juicy pork and papaya with crunchy cashews - full of delicious zesty flavours
Stir-Crazy Pork and Papaya
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  • Serves: 3
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: medium



  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • g unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 600 g pork fillet, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of Chinese greens, trimmed and roughly sliced
  • zest and juice of 1 limes
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 papaya, sliced
  • brown rice, to serve


1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the cashews and gently toss until golden brown. Remove with a perforated spoon and set aside.

2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the chilli and garlic, and stir-fry for 1 minute.

3. Raise the heat and add the pork, greens and lime zest. Fry for a few minutes until pork begins to colour.

4. Add the lime juice, soy sauce and papaya. Heat through for 1 minute, stirring.

5. Return the cashews to the wok and toss to mix.

6. Remove from heat and serve with brown rice or wholewheat noodles.

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