Sweet and sour pork recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 316 calories / serving
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Rustle up this popular Chinese dish of succulent pork fillet, fresh pineapple and veggies marinated in a sticky sauce. The key is balancing the sweet and sour flavours, so keep tasting the sauce as you go along until you find your perfect fit.

Place the pork in a bowl and add the sherry or rice wine and soy sauce.

Stir well and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. Stir in the cornflour. Drain the Fairtrade pineapple from the can and reserve the juice, cut into chunks. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and stir-fry the pork for 3-4 minutes until browned and cooked through with no pink showing. Remove from the pan.

Add the pepper, carrot, spring onion and pineapple chunks to the pan and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Mix the reserved pineapple juice with the sauce ingredients and add to the pan with the pork. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately with egg fried rice or noodles. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g (1lb) pork fillet, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp rice wine or sherry
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 425g (14oz) Fairtrade pineapple
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into cubes
  • 1 carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp cornflour blended with 1 tbsp cold water
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  • Energy 1330kj 316kcal 16%
  • Fat 12g 16%
  • Saturates 3g 17%
  • Sugars 20g 23%
  • Salt 1g 16%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 23.6g Protein 29.3g Fibre 2.5g


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