Quick-Fried Spinach with Shredded Pork

This delicious Chinese dish is both easy and quick to prepare and makes an excellent light supper or lunch, served with fried rice and Bean Sprout Salad.

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

8 oz. pork fillets, cut into julienne strips

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon dry sherry

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoon black pepper

1 ½ oz. vegetable fat

1 lb. spinach, washed, trimmed and chopped

1 teaspoon salt

In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderately high heat. When the oil is hot, add the pork strips and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, sherry, sugar and pepper and continue to stir-fry for a further 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the pork to a plate and set aside.

Add 1 ounce of the vegetable fat to the pan and melt it over moderate heat. When the foam subsides, add the spinach and salt to the pan and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the remaining vegetable fat to the pan and continue to stir-fry the mixture for 30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer the spinach to a warmed serving dish. Increase the heat to moderately high and return the pork strips to the saucepan’. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, to reheat them thoroughly.

Remove the pan from the heat and pour the pork and pan juices over the spinach. Serve at once.

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