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Spiced pineapple pork

Spiced pineapple pork

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(82 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

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

  • kcalories315
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre1g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.25g
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Ingredients

  • 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

    Pineapple

    pine-ap-pel

    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

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

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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.

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Comments (85)

faymartin1's picture
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10 out of 10

shalashaska's picture
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Really quick and tasty, will definitely make this again.

dcm238's picture
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This was a nice easy meal and quick to prepare so perfect if you are in a hurry. I added some extra veg to mine eg red peppers and a bit of spring onion. A handful of beansprouts would be ok too. Would def make again

Siobhan218's picture
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Excellent, mostly store cupboard ingredients and pork is quite cheap. Very speedy to make with very little mess. I serve with brown rice & brocolli as healthy after-work meal. I do use these quantities though for only 2 steaks as the juice soaks into the rice nicely.

west1871's picture
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quantity of soy needed since been added, thanks for the update

cupsdoit's picture
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Fab mid week recipe.Although it doesn't say, I gave this recipe only a quick dash of soy.Instead of using steaks I used diced pork pieces.I also used pineapples pieces rather than whole rings.It all worked just as well. We had basmati rice and fresh steamed shredded spring greens.Fabulous recipe.Really really impressed.Especially since it is so quick to make.

west1871's picture
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I cooked the pork differently, putting the pork into a deep casserole dish and cooking in the oven for a total of 35mins uncovered on 200c or fan 180. The first 10 mins on its own and then add the combined other ingrediants and add the pineapple rings on top for the last 10 mins.
The sauce is more like gravy this way and is excellent with veg and jacket potato.
I might try adding 1tsp ground ginger next time but really loved the way it was.

erinvermaak's picture
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This is really quick and so delicious. I make it with Mary Cadogan's ginger rice from her "Grilled chilli & coriander salmon with ginger rice" recipe, the flavours work beautifully together and the rice soaks up all the sweet spicy sauce. Yum! The quantity of soy is included in the recipe in the May or June magazine. I'll try to find it and let you know :)

west1871's picture
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I have a very similar family recipe in which you leave out the five spice powder and add 2 tsp worcester sauce and the pineapple juice from the can. its lovely

angela_lpe's picture
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Simple yet great recipe. Used 600g pork filet mignon (best cut and very tender) for the recipe. Added 1 tbst oyster sauce to balance the sweetness out. Served with rice and a crisp Vietnamese salad. Yummy!

janecook's picture
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I made this when we had friends to stay and everyone enjoyed it.
I used pork fillet and this worked very well. I served it with rice and green beans. I shall definitely make it again.

deb040's picture
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I am not a fan of Chinese 5-spice so I leave this out, but instead of chilli flakes I cook the pork with fresh chilli which makes it a little spicier.
I also serve with rice that I cook with extra veg (chopped peppers onions etc) to increase the 5-a-day, and chuck in a handful of savoy cabbage at the end (if you don't have chinese greens)
A popluar mid-week supper at our house!

alikim's picture

Everyone loved this recipe, I served it with noodles. Both teenaged daughters phoned me for the recipe to cook it for their boyfriends!

theflat's picture

This was great - I was very pleasantly suprised!! I served this with rice and steamed veg

whizzyweed's picture
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Gorgeous recipe, loved by the whole family. Great with cous cous or boiled rice, and the sauce is a great marinade for other meat too!

shelagh1954's picture
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Good midweek recipe, enjoyed by all the family.

kfurber's picture

Can anyone confirm how much soy sauce is used in this recipe as it seems to have been missed out of the ingedients list?

Thank you!!

noodlenest's picture
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This recipe was amazing! I think nexct time I would use less chilli powder but that is just a personal preference - absolutely gorgeous, served it with cabbage and jacket potatoes which soaked up the sauce nicely.

alizonc's picture

This is absolutely to die for we had it with rice and it didnt last very long on the plate.

noodlenest's picture
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Does anyone know the aproximate weight of pork that's good to use? I couldn't find pork steaks

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