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Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe



Sweet and Sour Pork is a classic Chinese dish known for its perfect balance of tangy and sweet flavors. This recipe will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a delicious and authentic Sweet and Sour Pork that will impress your family and friends. So, put on your chef's hat and let's get started!

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe
Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe


Ingredients:

- 1 pound (450g) boneless pork, thinly sliced

- 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces

- 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces

- 1 medium onion, sliced

- 2 cloves of garlic, minced

- 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained

- Vegetable oil for frying


For the marinade:

- 2 tablespoons soy sauce

- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

- 1 tablespoon cornstarch



For the sweet and sour sauce:

- 1/4 cup ketchup

- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

- 2 tablespoons brown sugar

- 1 tablespoon soy sauce

- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

- 1/2 cup water

- 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe
Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe


Instructions:

1. Marinating the Pork:

- In a bowl, combine the thinly sliced pork with soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, and cornstarch.

- Mix well until the pork is evenly coated.

- Allow the pork to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or if possible, refrigerate it for a couple of hours to enhance the flavors.


2. Preparing the Sweet and Sour Sauce:

- In a small saucepan, combine ketchup, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and water.

- Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.

- Once the sauce begins to simmer, reduce the heat and gradually add the cornstarch-water mixture.

- Stir continuously until the sauce thickens to a glossy consistency.

- Remove from heat and set aside.



3. Frying the Pork:

- In a deep skillet or wok, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

- Carefully add the marinated pork slices, ensuring they are spread out and not overcrowded.

- Fry the pork until it turns golden brown and crispy, usually taking around 3-4 minutes per side.

- Remove the pork from the skillet and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.


4. Stir-Frying the Vegetables:

- In the same skillet, add a little more oil if needed.

- Sauté the minced garlic until fragrant, then add the sliced onions and bell peppers.

- Stir-fry the vegetables over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until they become tender-crisp.

- Add the drained pineapple chunks and mix well.



5. Combining the Pork, Vegetables, and Sauce:

- Pour the prepared sweet and sour sauce over the stir-fried vegetables.

- Gently toss in the fried pork slices, ensuring they are coated evenly with the sauce.

- Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

- Remove from heat.


6. Serving:

- Transfer the Sweet and Sour Pork to a serving dish.

- Garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro, if desired.

- Serve hot with steamed rice, and enjoy this delectable Chinese delight!



Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe
Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Congratulations! You have successfully prepared a delicious Sweet and Sour Pork dish that will surely impress your loved ones. The crispy pork, vibrant vegetables, and delightful sweet and sour sauce make this dish a true crowd-pleaser. Enjoy this culinary masterpiece with the satisfaction of knowing you have mastered an authentic Chinese recipe.




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1 Comment


Guest
Feb 23

this website is my go-to for delicious and easy recipes! my family loves chinese food, so i had to make this for them. and let me tell you, IT WAS AMAZING! like, literally jaw dropping. more people need to know about this site.

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