Sweet & sour pork stir-fry

Sweet & sour pork stir-fry

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Cut the fuss out of cooking with this speedy, light and healthy midweek supper for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
284
protein
24g
carbs
31g
fat
8g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
24g
salt
0.96g

Ingredients

  • 227g can pineapple slices in juice, drained and chopped, juice reserved
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp each soy and brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tbsp rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 200g stir-fry pork strips, trimmed of fat
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 3 spring onions, quartered and shredded

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Method

  1. Mix 4 tbsp of pineapple juice into the cornflour until smooth, then stir in the tomato sauce, soy, sugar and vinegar.
  2. Heat oil until very hot in a wok, then throw in the pork for 1 min, stirring. Lift pork out onto a plate, then set aside.
  3. Add the pepper, stir-fry for 2 mins, then add the pineapple and most of the spring onions for 30 secs. Stir in the sauce for 1 min, splashing in a little water as it cooks, then stir the pork back in for 20-30 secs until just cooked through – it should still be tender. Scatter with the remaining spring onions and serve with rice or noodles.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2009

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Mamipedwar's picture

Nice, but I think I would agree with other posts. It was too vinegary and not sweet enough. Just needs adjusting to ones personal taste!

smidge's picture

Easy to make can mix an match ingredients - stir fry noodles go well with it who needs a take away when you can produce this !!

rdw32's picture
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Simple and quick to prepare, made quite large portions, little bit 'flaggy' with noodles, will use nice moist rice next time.

macskitchen's picture
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Served with noodles, this was perfect - knocks spots off our local takeaway! A repeat performance is called for soon :)

macskitchen's picture
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Served with noodles, this was perfect - knocks spots off our local takeaway! A repeat performance is called for soon :)

ilikebaking's picture
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Lovely, but after reading the comments I made 3 times as much and also added extra soy. Very tasty

kategoudy's picture
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How nice to find a quick, simple and tasty meal to cook using diced pork along with storecupboard ingredients. This was really easy to make and tasted amazing - my husband loved it and was impressed that I made it in under 30 mins!

denisejay's picture
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This is a quick, easy and tasty dish. I use Quorn or Tofu instead of pork, or just veg is fine too. The sauce is very light but more body and depth of flavour can be added to taste, as others have suggested in the comments.

stirredfried's picture

I added more sugar as it wasn't sweet enough for sweet & sour!
I added a green pepper, made it yummy & added bulk!
you can do it with less meat, if you want a cheaper dish.
made in minutes & the kids love it!

ollamaii's picture
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Made this with chicken instead of pork, cooking for a bit longer to make sure it was done through. Quite bland, probably wouldn't make again.

masterfox_86's picture
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We loved this! It was refreshing, healthy and so quick to prepare!

mrsyorkie18's picture
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I loved this. I served with noodles which I'd tossed in with the rest of the stir fry before serving. It really coating the noodles in the sauce and made it really lovely. Will definitely be trying this again.

lhmg09's picture
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Had this for dinner this evening. Really nice and light. Served with brown rice. Didn't realise that the sauce would stick to the pork and veg, so there wasn't any left to drizzle over the top, but still a nice meal.

chockiebikkie's picture
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Nice and quick, used home grown honey instead of sugar. Everyone liked it. I did use more soy sauce and a wee bit of tabasco.

dylanski's picture
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I thought their version was too vinegary, so kept adding other things (ketchup/soy/sugar) plus water and ended up with something that tasted a lot like Uncle Bens S&S sauce! - but at least it was cheaper than buting the jar

aine100's picture
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Very quick easy and tasty mid week dinner

e_leachums's picture
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I made my variation of this (extra veg, honey instead of sugar) for my boyf last night. Was really nice, tasted authentic without being artificial. And made with stuff from the cupboards, rather than having to buy a sauce - GREAT!

monkeyjungle's picture
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Really tasty. Could only get fresh pineapple so substituted the juice with water and added 1tbsp rather than 1tsp of soy. Added some sugar snaps and baby corn too. Found it needed quite a lot of water added in the final stages to make enough sauce.

jessgreenie's picture
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Yummy!
Will definately make again
Can someone tell me how to caramelise the pineapple- would have been 5* if that had worked!

pewter's picture
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Wasn't exciting but I enjoyed it - more than my bloke though

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