Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Sweet and Sour Pork from Scratch

Carole's Chatter: Sweet & Sour Pork from Scratch

I had some pork steaks and a can of pineapple pieces so I decided to do a sweet & sour pork. Originally I was going to use a store bought sauce but when I looked closely at the ingredients, there were things in there that would have disagreed with me.  So I set about making it from scratch.

I  marinaded (or is it marinated?) the pork for a few hours in the following:

Soy sauce
Garlic infused oil
Fish sauce
Sweet chilli sauce
Sherry vinegar


Cook covered in foil in a slow oven until the pork is tender.  Take the cover off and add grated ginger, pineapple pieces, pineapple juice and tomato paste along with some cornstarch (cornflour) to thicken the sauce.

After 10 minutes check the sauce for balance and seasoning.  Add salt if necessary and/or sugar.  Add thinly sliced spring onion (scallions) and zucchini for the last 10 minutes.

Serve with rice.  Garnish with some chilli or something green.


Your comments are most welcome. Cheers