sweet and sour pork

sweet and sour pork

I feel like I haven’t posted a recipe in absolute ages…. with “yum” starting preschool  and my “when breast isn’t best” post doing the rounds I’ve been flat out the past 2 weeks replying to all your lovely messages… Thanks for all the support guys x thank you Jolene

Ok so down to business you probably know by now. I love Chinese food… honestly, I would eat it every night.  I get such a buzz out of making Chinese food healthy and spreading the word on how easy it is to cook at home… This  sweet and sour pork is a family favourite here (even fussiest child, One yummy daddy clears the plate and can’t tell the difference between this and the one ordered on the local Chinese )

I use a pork fillet .. you can pick it up in any supermarket for around €4 .. its a really lean tender cut of meat and full of flavour.. kids love it because it’s not chewie and there not gnawing on it for ages before its swallowed .. I love it because it tastes like number 56 on the Chinese menu and even the most basic cook can make this… Served with rice or noodles its a staple in our house a least once every two weeks…

Get messy have fun x  One yummy mummy

Feeds a family of 4 … ( for slimming world 1.5 syns)

 

Ingredients 

  • a few sprays of olive oil/ fry light
  • 1 standard pork fillet ( I get mine in the chill section in Lidl for around 5 euro
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 cube of ginger peeled and chopped
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of tinned pineapple.. with the juice
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree or tomato ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce (you can use low salt)
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of runny honey or 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds (optional)

Method

you will need a wok….

chop your pork fillet into cubes carefully removing any fat

chop all your veggies and ginger and crush garlic

heat your wok on a medium heat with oil or fry light and seal the pork.. once its sealed leave to one side on a plate

add garlic and ginger to the wok and cook for a minute

now wack in your veggies cooking them for 3 to 4 mins…

throw 4 tablespoons of pineapple and its juice add tomato puree or ketchup, (it depends on how sweet you want it Ketchup makes it sweeter) soy sauce and vinegar honey and a little seasoning if desired

no for the honey or brown sugar (honey works if your not a fan of refined sugar)  and a little seasoning if desired

put your pork back in and give a good mix adding 4 tablespoons of water if it looks too thick

leave to a simmer for around 30 mins… finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds

serve with rice or noodles… (try to share with the kids 🙂 )

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11 thoughts on “sweet and sour pork

  1. Sweet and sour pork is my favourite but I’ve never tried because I always though it was difficult but it seems to be ok, will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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