Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sweet and Sour Pork

Serves 4

500g of pork fillet, cut into cubes
(the marinade)

2tbs light Soya sauce
2 tbs. rice vinegar
2 cloves of garlic crushed
small piece of root ginger finely grated
a pinch of Chinese 5 spices
(the sauce)

1 tbs. corn flour
2 tbs. rice vinegar
2 tbs. tomato ketchup
3 tbs. clear honey
2 tbs. oil
1 red pepper diced
1 yellow pepper diced
1 onion sliced
175g mange tout or snow peas

** Important **

When using fresh vegetables and herbs, make sure they are washed thoroughly and drained.

** Tip **

You can use chicken instead of pork, and it tastes just as good!

Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add the pork. Leave to marinate for 1/2 hour or more. Drain pork through a sieve, reserving the marinade. Stir corn flour, rice vinegar, tomato sauce and honey into the reserved marinade. Heat 1 tbs. oil in a wok or a pan. Add pork and stir-fry over high heat for 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Heat remaining oil in the pan. Add onions, stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add peppers and mange tout & stir-fry for 2 more minutes. Add the marinade mixture to the pan and cook till thickened. Return pork to the sauce. Keep cooking for 1 minute. Serve with rice.