This recipe is easy to cook and it is restaurant type of dish. It is served in some Chinese restaurants or fastfood chains. Sweet and sour pork is very similar to fish escabeche or sweet and sour fish style of cooking.
1/2 kilo lean pork
1 large size onion, quartered
3 tomatoes, quartered
1 carrot (strips, 2″ long)
2 bell pepper, red & green (strips)
2 stalks celery (1&1/2″ long)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can pineapple tidbits
1 cup catsup
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp MSG
How to cook Pork in Sweet Sour Sauce:
- Cut pork into small serving pieces. Boil in 1 & 1/2 cup water with a little salt. When tender, drain.
- Set aside broth to be used later. Sprinkle flour on pork. Fry until golden brown. Sauté minced garlic until brown.
- Add altogether onion, tomatoes, celery, carrot, and pepper strips. Stir. After 3 minutes or until half-cooked, add catsup, pineapple tidbits (with syrup), and broth.
- Season with soy sauce and MSG. Do not overcook the vegetables. Thicken with dissolve cornstarch. When it boils pour over fried pork.