Pork sweet and sour

Pork sweet and sour
Makes: 4 portions
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  • 400 gr pork loin
  • 40 gr sweet soy sauce
  • 40 gr oil
  • 8 gr ginger powder
  • 5 gr ground coriander
  • 300 gr carrots
  • 150 gr white cabbage
  • 8 gr ginger powder
  • 4 gr ground coriander
  • 1 tspn paprika powder
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 30 gr ginger root
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 200 gr tinned tomatoes
  • 100 gr pineapple bits
  • 125 gr green peas
  • 40 gr lemon juice
  • 150 gr tomato ketchup
  • 60 gr honey
  • 40 gr sweet chilli sauce
  • 120 gr reserved pineapple juice
  • cornflour
  1. Dice the pork loin and marinate for a couple of hours or overnight in the sweet soy sauce, oil, ginger powder and ground coriander, salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Dice carrot and white cabbage and stir fry until soft but not yet cooked through.
  2. Add the ginger powder, ground coriander and paprika powder and stir fry until they release their flavour.
  3. Dice the onion, garlic, ginger root and bell peppers and add them to the pot. Cook on a medium heat until soft.
  1. Drain the tinned pineapple but keep the syrup.
  2. Mix the lemon juice, tomato ketchup, honey, sweet chilli sauce and pineapple juice.
  1. Stir fry the pork loin with its marinade until cooked. Check for seasoning and keep warm if needed.
  2. Add the green peas and the drained pineapple bits to the vegetables.
  3. Stir in the sauce and allow to simmer to finish cooking the vegetables. Check the seasoning. If there is not enough sauce to accommodate the vegetables, add some extra tinned tomatoes or water.
  4. If the sauce is too thin, mix some cornstarch with cold water, stir though the sauce and bring to the boil until the sauce has thickened.
  5. Check the seasoning again and serve with the cooked pork loin and boiled rice.
Stuff to know
Do not overcook the pineapple and peas. They just need to be warmed through.
The amount of cornstarch will influence the thickness of the sauce.
Replace pork by chicken.
Use a pulled pork shoulder rather than a pork loin.
Skip the meat for a vegetarian option.