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Monday, July 29, 2013

Sweet and Sour Pork

Source: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/pork/r/sweetsourpork.htm

Recipe good for chicken or fish. The sauce is also great for dipping spring rolls in.



Serves 4
Preparation time: more than 30 minutes

500g pork fillet, cut into 2 cm cubes

Batter:
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup cornflour
1/2 cup cold water
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Oil, for deep frying

Sauce: 
1 red capsicum, cut in 2 cm pieces
1 onion, halved and sliced lengthways
1 carrot, sliced and cooked
1 x 300 g tin pineapple pieces, 2 tablespoons juice reserved
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 cup water

Method: 
1. Sauce: Heat oil and saute chopped vegetables for 5 minutes.
2. Mix sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar and tomato sauce together then to the vegetables. Add the pineapples pieces and bring to the boil.
3. Once the sauce is boiling, add the cornflour which has been blended with the water.
4. Continue stirring until mixture boils and thickens.
5. Keep hot while preparing pork. Heat oil for deep-frying pork.
6. Whisk batter ingredients together until smooth. Add pork and stir to coat well.
7. Fry pork in batches until cooked, about 4-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and keep warm while cooking the rest of the pork.
8. Once the pork is cooked, serve with the sauce, and some plain rice.






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