Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork is the most well known Chinese food abroad. According to a Cantonese chef, the primitive or the authentic cooking method of the dish is to add Cantonese pickled vegetables. When cooking, simply saut� the pickled vegetables along with the deep fried pork. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to find Cantonese pickled vegetables, so here I'll be pleased to introduce everyone a Sweet & Sour Pork recipe without the pickled vegetables but still tastes as delicious.


a). For step 1 & 3:

  • 300g (10 oz) pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking wine
  • ginger juice
  • cornstarch
b). For step 4 & 5:
  • 1 small bamboo shoot
  • 2 dried mushrooms (soaked)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 slices pineapple
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons oil
c). Seasonings for step 5:
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup soup stock
  • dash of monosodium glutamate
d). For step 6:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • Cut pork into bite size cubes
  • Marinate pork in soy sauce, wine, ginger juice for 15 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch. Coat pork with starch. Fry in 370�F oil till crisp. Drain.
  • Thin slice bamboo shoot. Cut pineapple in 6 sections. Slice mushrooms. Cut onion and green pepper in 8 sections. Slice carrot and cut into flower pattern for interesting look.
  • Heat oil. Add garlic, onion, mushroom, bamboo shoot, green pepper. Fry quickly. Add seasonings and soup stock from c). Bring to boil.
  • Thicken with cornstarch mixed with water. Add vinegar, Add fried pork, pineapple. Mix well. Serve while hot.
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes

    Nutritional information:
    Yield: 4 servings
    Each serving provides:
    Calories: 422.3
    Protein: 18.1 g

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