Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Dish
If you're trying to think of great and easy dinner ideas, this Sweet and Sour pork recipe is one you could try out. Whether you are just trying to get more family dinner ideas or recipes for dinner guests, this sweet and sour ribs recipe won't disappoint. It has all of the sweet and savoury flavours of the sweet and sour pork or chicken you get from your favourite Chinese food restaurant. The nice thing about making your own recipes at home is you know exactly what is going into your food, and where the meat comes from. If possible, always try to get your meat from a local source, or at least and organic, free range source. Happier animals mean healthier meat. Also, be sure to check into what hormones and antibiotics they give the animals, and opt for meat that doesn't have these things in it. You could also try this recipe with shrimp or chicken for a leaner option.***
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2 lbs lean pork, cubed into 1 inch pieces
2 teaspoons spice essence
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
4 teaspoons soy sauce (use GF sauce for gluten free version)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (If you dont like spicy reduce)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons minced ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 green bell pepper, stemmed,seeded and cut into thin strips
1/2 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups cubed pineapple
1/4 cup green onion, for garnish
cooked rice (for serving)
Season the pork with essence and set aside.
Combine the pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, water, soy sauce, pepper flakes and sesame oil in large bowl.
In a large sauce pan heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil over medium high heat.
Add the ginger and garlic and saute about 30 seconds.
Pour the pineapple juice mixture into the saucepan with the ginger and garlic and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 3 minutes.
In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and the sherry, mixing well.
Add the cornstarch-sherry mixture to the simmering pineapple juice mixture, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes then remove from heat.
In a large saute pan, heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
Add the pork stirring and cooking until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Remove pork and drain on paper towels.
Return saute pan to medium heat and add remaining tablespoon vegetable oil.
Add the bell pepper and onion, stirring until soft, about 10 minutes.
Add the sauce and bring to a boil.
Add the cubed pineapple and pork, cover, lower the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes until pork is tender.
Uncover and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
Serve over rice and top with chopped green onions
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Nutrition Facts for:Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Dish From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Pork, spice essence, pineapple juice and cubes, ketchup, light brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, water, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, vegetable oil, minced ginger, garlic, cornstarch, dry sherry, green bell pepper, onion, green onion.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings
* Per Serving:Calories 818, Calories from Fat 338, Total Fat 37.6g 58%, Saturated Fat 11.2g 56%, Cholesterol 179mg 60%, Sodium 791mg 33%, Potassium 1453mg 42%, Carbohydrates 49.4g 16%, Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%, Sugars 38.2g, Protein 67.2g, Vitamin A 31%, Vitamin C 150%, Calcium 9%, Iron 19%
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