Sweet and sour pork

Sweet and sour pork is a common sight on take-away menus. Often with deep fried, battered pork and an unnaturally red looking sauce. For a healthier and more delicious option look no further.

SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 4
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

Sweet and sour sauce

  1. In a saucepan add; vinegar, tom yum paste, tomato paste, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, and sesame oil
  2. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a gentle simmer
  3. Add pineapple pieces

Thicken with cornflour if required

Stir-fry

  1. Heat a wok
  2. Add canola oil to wok and sliced pork
  3. Stir-fry pork until browned
  4. Add all remaining vegetables to wok and stir-fry until heated through
  5. Add sweet and sour sauce to wok
  6. Cook until the vegetable have cooked to your liking

Notes for food service

For large quantities we recommend batch cooking the stir-fry part of this recipe.

  •  
    Sweet and sour sauce
  • 1/4 cup
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    tom yum paste
  • 1/3 cup
    tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 cloves
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp
    fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2/3 cup
    pineapple pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbsp
    cornflour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp
    water
  •  
    Stir-fry
  • 1 tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 285 g
    lean pork, sliced
  • carrot, sliced
  • 2/3 cup
    green beans, sliced
  • 1/2 
    red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup
    red cabbage, diced
  • zucchini, sliced
  • capsicum, sliced
Per serve
  • Energy
    1071kJ
  • Total Fat
    7.4g
  • Saturated Fat
    1.4g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    29.0g
  • Sugars
    24.9g
  • Dietary Fibre
    5.4g
  • Sodium
    242mg

Method

Sweet and sour sauce

  1. In a saucepan add; vinegar, tom yum paste, tomato paste, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, oyster sauce, and sesame oil
  2. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a gentle simmer
  3. Add pineapple pieces

Thicken with cornflour if required

Stir-fry

  1. Heat a wok
  2. Add canola oil to wok and sliced pork
  3. Stir-fry pork until browned
  4. Add all remaining vegetables to wok and stir-fry until heated through
  5. Add sweet and sour sauce to wok
  6. Cook until the vegetable have cooked to your liking

Notes for food service

For large quantities we recommend batch cooking the stir-fry part of this recipe.