Friday, April 30, 2010

Because You Asked

So apparently I got some mouths watering with this photo of my Sweet and Sour Pork. (The sauce was not added when I took the pic.)
I don't usually post about food or recipes, though I live to cook (and am good at it, if I do say so myself!) but my Readers asked for the recipe, so here it is. Enjoy!

vegetable oil
4 lbs. pork, cubed
2 t sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1 T light soya sauce

1c flour
1/4 c cornstarch
2 t baking powder

4 peppers, cut into large triangles
2 onions, sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2t ginger
1 tin pineapple chunks, drained

Cut pork into bite sized cubes. Put meat in bowl and add sugar and let sit 5 minutes. Add salt to meat and mix well. Add soya sauce and stir.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch and baking powder and mix well. Put small amount of pork cubes in the coating mixture and toss to coat well.

In a large pot, heat vegetable oil for deep frying. Place coated pork into oil and deep fry for 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel to drain.

Once the meat is all cooked, stir fry peppers, onion and spices in a small amount of oil in a wok. Once the veggies are somewhat soft, add the meat and pineapple. Add sweet and sour sauce (see additional recipe below) and mix well. Serve hot with basmati or fried rice.

Sweet & Sour Sauce
1 c ketchup
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c vinegar
cornstarch, to thicken

In a small pot, mix the first 3 ingredients and bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch with a small amount of water (or the juice left from the pineapple) and whisk in. Allow sauce to thicken slightly.


Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

Thank you! Sounds straight forward enough. I'm a decent cook, myself...tho I don't typically post about food either. My family will be forever grateful that you shared this recipe! xox

Bettyann said...

Thanks for sharing..think I will try it tonight in honor of the hockey play-offs...