More to explore
Gusto
Gusto

Sweet and Sour Pork

A is for Apple

  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
  • Serves

    6

Ingredients

Pork

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup (125 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (83 ml) pineapple juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups (500 ml) peanut oil for frying
  • 1 whole pork tenderloin silver skin removed
  • flour for dusting

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 cup (250 ml) pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste
  • 1.5 tbsp (22.5 ml) corn starch
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) molasses

Stir-Fry

  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 ½ cups (375 ml) fresh pineapple
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sesame seeds
  • 3 green onion
  • freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. To make the coating for the pork combine the egg, flour, pineapple juice and salt in a bowl. Whisk to blend. Set aside.
  2. Slice pork into ½ inch (1.25 cm) cubes. Lightly dust with flour.
  3. Pour peanut oil into a wok and heat oil to 350F (176C).
  4. Toss the pork in batter. Shake off excess batter from the pork and slide into oil. Work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  5. Cook until golden brown and meat is just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve.
  6. To make the sweet and sour sauce: In a medium bowl, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, corn starch and molasses. Whisk to blend.
  7. Dice the onion medium 1 inch (2.5 cm) chunks. Remove the seeds and veins from the peppers and dice into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces. Cut the pineapple into 1 inch (2.5 cm) chunks as well.
  8. Slice the green onion thin on a bias for garnish.
  9. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over medium high heat. When oil is hot, add onions, peppers and pineapple cubes, stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the sweet and sour sauce. Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce starts to thicken, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the pork and stir-fry until meat is heated through.
  10. To serve place on a platter and garnish with the sliced green onion and sesame seeds.
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email