Spiced pineapple pork

Spiced pineapple pork

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
315
protein
39g
carbs
22g
fat
9g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
21g
salt
1.25g

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 pork steaks, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 432g can pineapples rings in juice, drained, but juice reserved
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • coriander leaves, to serve
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2008

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freya99's picture
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Made this last night. Loved it and husband said it was the best sweet and sour sauce he had tasted

donnalovescheese's picture
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Pretty tasty and quick as a mid-week dinner. I might try adding onions and peppers next time to bulk out the veg content.

lh1956's picture

Great recipe I also use pork shoulder and cook it very slowly in the oven with all the ingredients in the pan together. But add the pineapple rings 20 mins to the end. Served with rice.

maryechappell's picture
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Quick and tasty and different.

freediva's picture
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This recipe kicks ass! My family are always asking for it and I love how fast and flavoursome it is.

catbail's picture
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We loved this. Didn't have 5 spice so used allspice, which I've found before works very well as a substitute, also added a couple of star anise with the liquid. Simmered for about 10 mins at the end - it tasted authentically Chinese. (Isn't it nice to have the comments back?!)

msjulesok's picture
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Too spicy! Because I was unsure about liking the 5 spice I swapped the quantitys and used 1tsp of chilli powder and 1/2tsp of 5 spice. What a mistake! It was far too spicy and I'm not sure whether using 1/2tsp of chilli powder would still be too much. If I make it next time, will probably leave out the chilli powder. It also felt like it was lacking something. It didn't feel very substantial. You need to have some kind of accompaniment with it.

jtms_87's picture
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Very scrummy - the best pineapple sauce I've ever tasted. Made it with chicken instead of pork and served with rice - it will be on our weekly menu from now on!

louisecurtishome's picture
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So simple and absolutely delicious. I had pork rib steaks in the freezer and all other ingredients in my store cupboard so it was extra easy. Left out the coriander. I prepared in a large flat pan and then transferred to my slow cooker. Delicious.

lourogers's picture
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Delicious! We all loved it - even my 6 month old little boy - minus the chilli and 5 spice!

steelgoddess's picture
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Just tasted the sauce and tasted yum!! I made with diced pork rather then pork loins, I also added onion and green pepper!

Can't wait to eat!!!

getora's picture
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Very tasty and simple. I used cubbed pineapples and was fine.

deademofairy's picture
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It was nice and id have it again, but it had too many different spices going on at once for me.

brianbro's picture
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Had this last night we used chicken it was fantastic, made enough for four we ate the lot so be warned do not atempt when on a diet.
10/10

sallynicholls's picture
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very tasty and easy to make, will definatly make again

bgoeppert's picture
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I love the sweet and sour sauce with the pork, very tasty! Recipe is very orginial and so easy to make, definitely a favourite!

dylanski's picture
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Surprisingly good in a ridiculously short amount of time. Tasted as good as a takeaway. Served with stir fried greens & noodles

whizzyweed's picture
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I love this recipe, but does anyone know if the sauce could be made up in large batches and refrigerated or even frozen to be used at a later date?

56tintin's picture

Had no pineapple so used tinned mango and a bit of lemon juice. Worked well, husband cooked it!!

faymartin1's picture
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10 out of 10

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