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Stir-Fried Pork with Chives and Chiles

After the success of Miao pork with corn and chiles, I couldn't wait to try another recipe from Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid's Beyond the Great Wall. What I must loved about the Maio pork was how just a few ingredients—corn, chiles, pork—were able to combine to create a dynamic and addicting dish, which had nothing to do with the traditional Chinese fast food I grew up with.

Luckily, that's what I also found with this recipe, which swaps out the corn, replacing it with a huge handful of chives. That makes this a more pungent and savory dish. This one also comes laced with a sauce that I initially worried was too watery. But once it cooled a little on the plate, it was just thick enough to pull the ingredients together in an effective way.

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