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Sweet and Sour Pork recipe
Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
30min
Total Time
50min

A delicious and crispy sweet and sour pork dish with a tangy sauce and fresh vegetables.

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 plate)

Main Ingredients

  • 800g
    pork tenderloin
  • 1/2piece
    big white onion
  • 1piece
    mild red chili
  • 1piece
    green bell pepper
  • 1cup
    fresh pineapple
  • 1tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 1tbsp
    Chinese Shaoxing wine
  • 2tsp
    sugar
  • 1tsp
    white pepper
  • 1piece
    egg
  • 3tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1tbsp
    cooking oil to loosen up the pork
  • 2cups
    cooking oil for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 2tbsp
    Maggi tomato sauce
  • 2tbsp
    Maggi chili sauce
  • 2tbsp
    Maggi Thai chili sauce
  • 1tbsp
    HP sauce
  • 3tbsp
    water
  • some salt to taste
  • some sugar to taste

How to make Sweet and Sour Pork

  1. Cut the onion, chili, bell pepper, and fresh pineapple into 1-inch chunks.

  2. Cut the pork tenderloin into bite-sized pieces and slightly pound the pork to tenderize it. Marinate with soy sauce, wine, sugar, and egg for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Add the cornstarch over the pork and gently toss until each piece is coated. The meat will look a bit sticky at this point; add the cooking oil to help loosen the pork.

  4. Combine the Maggi Tomato Ketchup, Maggi Chili Sauce and HP sauce in a bowl and mix well.

  5. Heat up the oil, carefully add the meat to the oil, and fry until golden brown. Remove from the oil. Wait until the oil reaches the right temperature again before placing the fried pork back in for an additional 1-2 minutes of double frying. This will help produce an extremely crispy and golden outside. Drain and set aside.

  6. Over low to medium heat, sauté onion chunks in a deep bottom wok with a little cooking oil for 2 minutes. Add the pre-cut red chilies and bell pepper. Mix and stir thoroughly for 1-2 minutes. Avoid overcooking the vegetables.

  7. Gently pour in the sauce to the vegetables, making sure to stir continuously until the sauce thickens. Add in the crispy pork and pineapples, and quickly stir until all the meat and pineapple chunks are well coated with the sweet and sour sauce for about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Plate and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  1. Try not to overcook the crispy pork with the sauce for too long. It will make the batter turn soggy.

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Tham Jessica

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I loved to cook and enjoyed learning about all sort of cuisines. Today, I am still in the kitchen and every chance I get, I...

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