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How to cook susie's sweet & sour pork/chicken

Light and fairly healthy (lots of veg, but lots of sugar too)

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Put on the rice. If you don't have a rice cooker- get one. It will change your life.

Put on the rice. If you don't have a rice cooker- get one. It will change your life.

Cut the chicken or pork into cubes and fry in a little vegetable/sunflower oil. When it starts to brown add the crushed garlic (and ginger if you have it) and fry a bit longer

Cut the chicken or pork into cubes and fry in a little vegetable/sunflower oil. When it starts to brown add the crushed garlic (and ginger if you have it) and fry a bit longer

While that cooks, chop up the vegetables into biggish chunks

While that cooks, chop up the vegetables into biggish chunks

Then add the vegetables to the meat in the following order, allowing a couple of minutes cooking between each

Onions

Onions

Peppers

Peppers

Courgettes

Courgettes

Tomatoes. These will mostly disintegrate

Tomatoes. These will mostly disintegrate

This recipe originated from a 70s recipe book, and was called honeyed pear and pork. As it can contain none of these I've changed the name, but honey instead of sugar and pear make a nice addition

Combine the juice rom the tinned pineapple, 2 dessert spoons tomato pur\u00e9e, 3 dessert spoons soy sauce, 2/3 dessert spoons sugar, stock cube/powder. Make up to 300ml with water and pour into the pan

Combine the juice rom the tinned pineapple, 2 dessert spoons tomato purée, 3 dessert spoons soy sauce, 2/3 dessert spoons sugar, stock cube/powder. Make up to 300ml with water and pour into the pan

Simmer for 5/10 minutes to reduce the sauce

Simmer for 5/10 minutes to reduce the sauce

Finally add the spring onion (if using it) and pineapple in chunks

Finally add the spring onion (if using it) and pineapple in chunks

Mixed a heaped teaspoon of cornflour with a little water

Mixed a heaped teaspoon of cornflour with a little water

and stir this in until the sauce is thick

and stir this in until the sauce is thick

Serve on rice and enjoy!

If you want a more authentic Chinese restaurant sweet and sour use more sugar and no water. This version is lighter and a bit healthier

  • Chicken / pork
  • Small tin pineapple in own juice
  • 1 red Pepper
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Optional spring onions
  • Optional courgette
  • Stock (in cupboard)
  • Soy sauce (in cupboard)
  • Sugar (in cupboard)
  • Tomato purée (in cupboard)
  • Finely chopped garlic root (optional)
  • Cornflour (in cupboard)