sweet and sour pork

sweet and sour pork

Hey lovelies,
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 they’re 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…

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  • a few sprays of olive oil/ fry light
  • 1 standard pork tenderloin  ( 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
  • 1 carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons of  tomato puree
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce (you can use low salt)
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds (optional)

Method (serves 4)

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 sesame oil

seal the pork.. once its sealed leave to one side covered on a plate when sealed.

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

now wack in your veggies cooking them for 3 to 4 mins on a high heat

in a little bowl mix tomato puree, brown sugar, soy sauce and  rice wine vinegar

and pour it into the wok

put your pork back in and give a good mix adding some 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 🙂 )


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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