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Sweet and Sour Pork

Categories: Comfort Foods, Entertaining, Kid-friendly, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

Sweet and sour pork is a favorite in many homes -- try it in yours!

Prep Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 30M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 12oz (350g) leftover roast pork, coarsely shredded
  • 7oz (200g) snow peas, cut in half crosswise diagonally

For the sweet and sour sauce

  • 2 tbsp ground tomatoes or tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 11/4 cups hot vegetable stock
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  1. First, make the sweet and sour sauce. In a bowl, mix together the tomato purée, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, and sugar. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the onion, and stir-fry for a few minutes until soft, moving it around the pan often so that it doesn't brown. Pour in the sauce, and keep stirring.
  3. Mix the cornstarch into a paste with 1 tablespoon water, and add to the sauce along with the stock. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Now add the pork, reduce the heat to low, and cook for about 15 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken. Add the snow peas for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Taste, and season if needed. Serve immediately with rice or noodles.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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