Sweet and Sour Pork
As with many stir-fry recipes, once the ingredients are prepared the actually cooking time is quick. Serve over crunchy Chinese noodles, or rice, and have hot tea and almond cookies for dessert.
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork center loin, diced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
3 minced garlic cloves
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup carrots, peeled and sliced
1 red bell pepper,
1/4 pound snow peas, cleaned
1 1/2 cups pineapple pieces
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons rice
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- In large nonstick skillet, heat sesame oil over high heat. Stir-fry ginger, garlic, green onions, carrots and red pepper for 3 to 5 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
- Add pork and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
- Add snowpeas and pineapple juice; heat through.
- In small bowl stir together cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar; stir this mixture into skillet and cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.