Royal Gala Apple, Pork and Cashew Nut Stir-fry…

Fancy making a nice and tasty stir fry with added fruit?

Crisp, crunchy South African apples taste so good in this stir-fry, made with tender strips of pork fillet, cashew nuts and sesame seeds – with aromatic hints of ginger and garlic.

Royal Gala Apple, Pork and Cashew Nut Stir-fry:

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 250g pack dried medium egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 40g unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 pork fillet (weighing about 350g), cut into strips or thin slices
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 100g mangetout or sugar snap peas, halved
  • 2 South African Royal Gala apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp grated fresh root ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 100ml unsweetened apple juice
  • 50ml vegetable stock
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Put the noodles into a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to stand for 5-6 minutes while making the stir-fry.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan and add the cashews, browning them for about 30 seconds. Remove with a draining spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the pork fillet and stir-fry over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, then add the spring onions, celery, mangetout or sugar snap peas, apples, garlic and ginger. Cook over a high heat for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Blend together the cornflour, soy sauce, apple juice and vegetable stock. Add to the stir-fry with the drained noodles and cook gently for a few seconds. Season with black pepper and serve, sprinkled with the cashew nuts and sesame seeds.

Cook’s tip: 

  • To save time, use ready-prepared ginger and garlic. You can vary the type of South African apples too – Granny Smith or Golden Delicious also work well.

Recipe and photograph by South Africa

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