Nashi Beef with Macadamia

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  • Cut the chokos under running cold water.
  • remove peel and discard core.
  • Cut into cubes and drop into boiling salted water for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and cool.
  • Cut nashi in to like sized cubes.
  • Squeeze over lemon juice and combine with cooked chokos.
  • Heat oil in wok and stir fry beef for a couple of minutes.
  • Cook in several batches to allow beef to brown.
  • Remove beef with a slotted spoon and fry the spring onions, garlic, ginger and macadamias on the same oil and juices for 1 minute.
  • Combine the water, corn flour soy and chilli sauce and add to the pan along with the beef and stir until thickened.
  • Add the chokos and nashi, stir just to mix and serve immediately.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds.

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  1. This was an interesting experience, and resulted in a reasonably good meal. Nashi is the Japanese name for Asian pears, which are eaten crisp, not soft. They are in season now so I decided to make this. Although I found out a lot about choko online, I didn't find any at the supermarket. I used winter melon instead. I reduced the beef to 300 g because we like more vegetables than meat. I followed the other ingredients and amounts as well as I could, except for using homemade chicken stock in place of water. Next time I try something like this I will fry the nuts separately, as it was hard to get them cooked through without having the onion burn. I wasn't sure what kind of chili sauce was needed, so used Chinese chili bean sauce. I have been looking at this recipe for over a year. I'm glad I finally got to it. Thank you for posting it. (Originally posted Aug 15, 2004 - Spelling corrected and re-posted.)


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