Spiced pineapple pork

Spiced pineapple pork

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(85 ratings)

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 steaks, 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
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

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


  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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13th Oct, 2010
Just a few ingredients, really easy to make, but the result is fantastic. I added a bit more salt to the sauce and also a bit of water before serving. The combination of the spices was incredibly tasty and the pineapple gave it a great kick. We had a plain rice as a side dish. Definitely 6 out of 6 :o)
1st Sep, 2010
I made it for dinner tonight and it was fabulous even though I halved the amount and put in twice as much puree, I served it with the master chef range of Spanish style potato wedges.
13th Jul, 2010
Delicious! I love duck in pineapple sauce at the Chinese and have been looking for a recipe for a ages and this is perfect! Will definately be making again.
6th Jul, 2010
Made this last night. Loved it and husband said it was the best sweet and sour sauce he had tasted
8th Jun, 2010
Pretty tasty and quick as a mid-week dinner. I might try adding onions and peppers next time to bulk out the veg content.
19th May, 2010
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.
22nd Apr, 2010
Quick and tasty and different.
8th Apr, 2010
This recipe kicks ass! My family are always asking for it and I love how fast and flavoursome it is.
30th Mar, 2010
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?!)
23rd Oct, 2009
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.


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