South African plums give a juicy fresh flavour to this satisfying, healthy supper.

Serves 4
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 South African plums
  • 2 nests dried fine egg noodles
  • Juice of 1 small orange
  • 1tsp cornflour
  • 2tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 300g lean pork loin steaks, cut into strips
  • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchstick strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into matchstick strips
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 2tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Halve, pit and slice the plums. Set aside. Put the noodles into a heatproof bowl, then cover with boiling water and leave to stand for 10 minutes. Mix together the orange juice, cornflour, sweet chili sauce and hoisin sauce.

2 Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the pork strips and stir fry over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, until browned. Add the spring onions, carrot and pepper along with the garlic and ginger. Stir fry for 3-4 more minutes.

3 Add the plums and stir fry for 2 more minutes. Drain the noodles and add them to the wok or frying pan. Give the orange juice mixture a good stir, then add it to the pan, stirring and tossing together for a few seconds until slightly thickened. Season to taste.

4 Share between 4 warmed bowls or plates and serve at once.

Cook’s tip: Make this dish another time with chicken or turkey stir-fry strips.