Plum preserves, pears, and ginger give this winning stir-fry just the right amount of sweetness.
Thaw pea pods, if frozen. Cut pork into thin bite-size strips. Set aside.
For sauce, in a small bowl stir together preserves, soy sauce, lemon juice, horseradish, cornstarch, and ground red pepper. Set aside.
In a wok or large skillet stir-fry ginger in hot oil for 15 seconds over medium-high heat. (Add more oil, if necessary, during cooking.) Add sweet pepper and pear; stir-fry for 1-1/2 minutes more. Remove vegetables from wok. Add pork to wok; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until done. Push pork from center of wok. Stir sauce; add to wok. Cook and stir until bubbly. Add water chestnuts. Return vegetables to wok; stir to coat. Cook and stir about 2 minutes more. Top with pea pods; cover and heat through. Sprinkle with almonds, if desired. Serve with hot cooked rice. Makes 4 servings.