Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet and Sour Pork recipe

A recipe, not for those who like to eat healthily but for those who like to indulge. Admittedly you will get an (un)healthy and balanced dose of fats, carbohydrates and sugar with each serving, but I assure you that it is worthwhile!

You will need the following:

For the sauce:

6 tablespoons pineapple syrup
2 tablespoons water
½ tablespoon cornflour
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 ½ tablespoons light soy sauce
40 g sugar
2.5 cm piece of peeled & finely chopped fresh root ginger

For the battered pork:

300g pork fillets in small bite sized pieces
130 g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
150 ml (1/4 pint) water

For the stir fry:

3 finely chopped garlic cloves
1 thinly sliced onion
1 red pepper cut in bite size pieces
1 sliced carrot
5 cm length sliced cucumber
1 chopped tomato
150 g can pineapple slices

For deep frying: sunflower oil

Make the batter by mixing the dry ingredients together and slowly adding the water until it has a smooth consistency. Heat oil in a wok over a medium heat. Cover the pork pieces in batter and deep-fry for about 5 minutes until nicely browned. Drain excess oil using kitchen paper.

Combine the ingredients for the sauce together until smooth. Stir-fry the garlic over a medium heat for 1 – 2 minutes or until lightly browned in about 1 ½ tablespoons oil. Add the onion, pepper and carrot, stir-frying for about 3 minutes. Next add the remaining vegetables and the sauce mix, mixing well for another 2 minutes before adding the battered pork.

Recipe for 4 portions | Preparation time about 40 minutes | Each portion has (too many) calories


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