This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in place of soy sauce in this dish. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, as sold in the United States, is gluten-free.
"He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skills of the physician." Chinese proverb
I had a couple of versions of Sweet and Sour Pork when traveling recently and when I came home to work on this recipe I found that there are dozens, if not hundreds, of versions. This is the closest to what I experienced in Singapore at a couple of Chinese restaurants.
It takes a little bit of work, but it is worth every bit of the time you will spend prepping for the meal.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces pork with vegetables and fruit
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This recipe makes great leftovers
Serve with Coconut Rice or Coconut Rice - Low Sodium Version or Brown Rice
|1 Tbsp||low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce|
|1 Tbsp||Worcestershire sauce|
|1 Tbsp||tomato paste|
|2 Tbsp||rice wine vinegar|
|1/4 cup||cold water|
|4 tsp||sesame oil (divided)|
|16 ounces||pork tenderloin (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)|
|1 Tbsp||fresh ginger|
|2 cloves||garlic (finely minced)|
|1 small||white onion (sliced)|
|4 large||carrots (peeled and thinly sliced into rounds)|
|1 small||red bell pepper (seeded and cut into 3/4 inch chunks)|
|2 cups||pineapple (cut into 1/4 inch chunks)|
Combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, honey, and rice vinegar in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
Place the cornstarch in the cold water and whisk until blended.
Place 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil in a large wok over high heat.
Add the pork and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Toss frequently.
Remove the pork to a plate and add the remaining sesame oil to the pan.
Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the ginger and garlic.
Cook for about 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Add the onion and carrots, toss well, and cover.
Cook for about 10 minutes, tossing every 3 minutes.
Add the red bell pepper and the cooked pork with the soy sauce mixture.
Cook for about 4 minutes, tossing frequently.
Add the pineapple and the cornstarch mixture.
Toss well and cook for about 4 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken.
Serve over rice.
Serving size: 4 ounces pork with vegetables and fruit
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 314||Calories from Fat 68|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||7%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 34g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||22%|
|Vitamin A 262%||Vitamin C 185%|
|Calcium 9%||Iron 18%|
|Vitamin K 13 mcg||Potassium 1079 mg|
|Magnesium 69 mg|