Spiced pineapple pork

Spiced pineapple pork

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4
The classic combination of pork and pineapple lives on in this slightly retro and irresistible sweet and sour one-pan dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal315
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre1g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.25g
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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 pork steak, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 432g can pineapple rings in juice, drained, but juice reserved



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • coriander leaves, to serve
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
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  1. Add the oil to a large non-stick pan, season the steaks well, then fry for 5 mins on each side until golden and almost cooked through. Mix the sugar, soy, tomato purée and most of the pineapple juice in a bowl.

  2. Add the pineapple rings to the pan and let them caramelise a little alongside the pork. Add the chilli and five-spice to the pan, then fry for 1 min until aromatic. Tip in the soy mix and let it bubble around the pork and pineapple for a few mins until slightly reduced and sticky. Sprinkle with coriander, and serve with rice and Chinese greens.

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Comments (87)

lazywife's picture

Scrumptious! Really quick, delicious meal.

lemonmelts's picture

Great recipe - lovely tangy sauce and the pork and pineapple compliment each other beautifully. Served it with rice and stir-fried veg.

stevemaskery's picture

I did this for one, with Jasmine rice and pak-choi. I kept the sauce volume high though. It was absolutely wonderful and would be very happy to serve it to guests. Fantstic

chicaguapa's picture

Another thumbs up for this recipe and it seems really versatile too. I don't like Chinese 5 spice so just used a teaspoon of parika instead of both spices. I forgot to add it separately so it went into the soy sauce mix but it still tasted good. I served it with plain rice and broccoli. Next time I'll add all the pineapple juice so there's more sauce as it was so yummy.

stirky's picture

Adapted this recipe into a slow cook bake, but used all the ingredients. Used pork escalopes cut into chunks and pineapple chunks also. Couldn't find the five spice so used garam masala as another reader suggested this. Served over rice noodles - would make again. Was very easy and yummy.

frowne's picture

So delicious! I didn't have chinese five spice so I used garam masala. I also used half a fresh pineapple, thinly sliced half and then popped the rest in a juicer. I also used pork chops instead of steaks.

anyawilliams's picture

Delicious recipe, good and cheap to make, quite similar to a chinese takeaway! Used paprika instead of chili and other spices, and served with noodles and cabbage. A big hit! Will definetly be making it again!

tobhamhor's picture

We used chunks of pineapple as that's what was in the cupboard and we think it works better (more surface to caramelise!)
It's a superfast, supereasy meal and likely to become a weekday dinnertime staple. Just have to remember to keep a can of pineapple in the store cupboard.

marzipanfeind's picture

Used spare rib steaks for this. Served with stir-fried savoy cabbage and cherry tomatoes, and brown rice. Lovely.

rachelchamberlain14's picture

Lovely!! very quick, simple yet tasty! served with rice, beans and peas but will next time make double sauce!

sharonfromyork's picture

Brilliant mid week meal! May not want to eat too often but a great recipe to ring the changes & super speedy (thus the 5*).

ianlgibbons's picture

This really tasty dish has just become one of my all time favourite meals to cook. The flavour is amazing!

natashadorling01's picture

This was so flavoursome and very quick and easy to make. I would recommend trying this. All the family loved it.

katyfriz's picture

This recipe is gorgeous, my husband and 2 boys loved it!! will defiantly do it again.

pippanow's picture

I'm always cooking Pork joints too much and then they go hard and inedible - We all loved this recepie and it was done in the time it took to cook some new potatoes and veg to go with it. Fab & easy midweek meal*****

margaretforman's picture

Super, east recipe. Very quick to make. I prefer to mix up ALL the ingredients and cook briefly with the pork and pinepple. We enjoy spicy food so I halve all the ingredients when cooking for 2 , but still use 1 tbsp soy sauce and a heaped tsp chilli powder. Also - I double up on the pineapple rings and use all of the juice.

emmaj4's picture

Really good. Deceptively easy and a bit different! I used half the sugar and a light soy sauce and it worked wonderfully.

ciccina's picture

I love cooking this recipe! The flavours are amazing, my husband adores it!

margaretforman's picture

Excellent - easy - very tasty and quick. Served with rice and green beans.

katechan's picture

Nice mid-week meal for the family! Very easy to make. Served with rice and sweetheart cabbage! Yum!


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