Thai style Sweet & Sour Pork

Thai style Sweet & Sour Pork

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To serve – 4

Preparation time – 6 minutes
Cooking time – 13 minutes

A lighter, fresher and cleaner flavour than the Chinese version.

Nutritional Value per serving:
Energy 211 kcal/ 885kj; Protein 20g; Carbohydrate 12.4g of which sugars 11.8g; Fat 9.4 g of which saturates 2g; Cholesterol 55mg; Calcium 29mg; Fibre 1.8g; Sodium 68mg

Ingredients

350g/ 12 oz lean pork, tenderloin or blade 30ml/ 2 tbsp vegetable oil 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 small red onion, sliced 30ml/ 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce 15ml/ 1 tbsp sugar 1 red pepper, seeded and diced ½ cucumber, seeded and very thinly sliced 2 plum tomatoes cut into wedges 115g/ 4 oz piece fresh pineapple, cut into small chunks 2 spring onions, cut into short lengths Ground black pepper To Garnish: Coriander leaves Spring onions, shredded

Recipe

  1. Cut the pork into thin strips. This is easier to do if you chill it for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the garlic. Cook over a medium heat until golden, taking care not to burn it, then add the pork and stir fry for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the onion slices and toss to mix.
  4. Add the fish sauce, sugar and ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Keep tossing the mixture over the heat for 3-4 minutes more.
  6. Stir in the red pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, pineapple and spring onions. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes more, then spoon into a bowl.
  7. Garnish with the coriander and shredded spring onions.


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