Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

Hot & sour pork & pepper stir-fry

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
506
protein
34g
carbs
64g
fat
15g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
21g
salt
1.11g

Ingredients

  • 100g Thai jasmine rice
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 250g pork fillets, cut into finger-width strips
  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • juice 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • ½ red chilli, sliced

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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cunnisar's picture

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

amains's picture
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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
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Loved it! was hotter than I was expecting but was lovely will definitely cook again

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

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

jayjayjojo's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lovely. Made it with chestnut mushrooms instead of pork, and noodles, aaaaaamazing.

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

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

cheddaredna's picture
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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
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Delicious & easy to make, will be making it again....:)

lourogers's picture
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It was nice... but average. I've cooked much better in the past!

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