Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A fresh, simple dish with a refreshing hint of lime, and it's superhealthy too - so what's not to love?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal506
  • fat15g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre4g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.11g
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Ingredients

  • 100g Thai jasmine rice
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 250g pork fillet, cut into finger-width strips
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

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

  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • ½ red chilli, sliced

Method

  1. Place the rice in a saucepan with 300ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, stir once, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 mins, by which time the rice should have absorbed all the liquid and be perfectly cooked. Dry-fry the sesame seeds until toasted golden, then tip into a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan or wok, add the pork and peppers and stir-fry for 5-6 mins over a high heat until the pork is lightly browned and cooked through. Mix the cornflour and soy sauce together in a bowl, then add the lime juice, honey, chilli and sesame seeds, plus 6 tbsp cold water. Pour into the wok and cook until the sauce has slightly thickened, tossing the pan to coat the pork and peppers. Serve with the rice.

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Comments (28)

Annief100's picture

Loved it, simple, very tasty, healthy dish

cunnisar's picture

Very little taste I found - won't be bothering with it again.

CottontailKitchen's picture
4

Thanks to all the reviewers who warned about the sweetness - I used a tablespoon of honey and that was still a bit too sweet but not unbearably so. Next time I'll halve it again! Apart from that it's a yummy sauce, I like the way it thickens up and coats the meat. I used half a courgette and small onion instead of pepper.

sozze21's picture
5

Loved it! was hotter than I was expecting but was lovely will definitely cook again

finglaspete's picture
5

The missus liked it, it had that nice honey/ soy combination to it, always tastes better than the local takeaway!

glenyst's picture
4

Tasty dish. I made it for four, and it seemed to take much longer to prepare than stated, even doubling it. I'm a bit slow chopping peppers, I think. The sauce was popular.

cshobbs's picture
3

This was OK but nothing special - I doubt that I'll bother with it again.

jayjayjojo's picture
4

Very nice and very quick added more chilli as like it spicy

sammijo1999's picture

I added garlic and ginger and cut down on the honey and served with noodles family really enjoyed it and asked for seconds!

wigchef's picture
4

This is really easy, quick and tasty. Doesn't have many ingredients in it and most are in the cupboard anyway. Have had this a few times now.

njwilson121's picture
5

I really loved this recipe! The only thing I changed was to up the amount of pork fillet to 400g to serve 3 (which you need to have - I doubt it would be as good with pork chops/steaks). It's definitely a 'staple meal'

ajonesz's picture
4

Quick and tasty mid week meal with minimal ingredients.

I used lemon juice instead, added button mushrooms and left out the seasame seeds.

tillyfloss80's picture
5

Delicious. I've made this several times and it's easily doubled. I'd definitely recommend that you give this a try.

drfabio's picture
4

I thought it was delicious - much better than packet sauces! I was worried at first because of the absence of garlic and ginger, but I was wrong. I didn't find it too sweet; in fact, if anything I thought the lime was almost too much, but maybe I just had a particularly juicy one! I also used sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds because I'll use them more often.

ohnicky's picture
5

Lovely. Made it with chestnut mushrooms instead of pork, and noodles, aaaaaamazing.

meatpief's picture
5

Nommm perfect I had mine with noodles..and the left overs in toated tortilla wraps..simple and yummy :)

jillbrain's picture
4

Doubled it for four but only used 2 tbsp honey. Loved by the family, want to know how soon we can have it again

pelupi's picture
5

Very quick, easy, healthy and tasty. migh add pineapple next time but will definitely make again.

cheddaredna's picture
3

Easy, healthy and tasty dish. I have also made a variation of it using beef and cashews instead of pork and sesame seeds and that works well too. Also tastes good served with noodles.

elduderino1978's picture
5

Delicious & easy to make, will be making it again....:)

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