|Homemade Sweet and Sour Pork|
Craving sweet and sour pork and not wanting a trip to your favorite Chinese restaurant? Not hard to make at home and a bonus is leaving the bright red food coloring in the bottle for dying Easter eggs instead of coloring your main dish.
This has brightened our family table on a regular basis since the 19 ... cough... 70's, and I have modified it in varying ways over the years. The result makes a reasonable restaurant inspired dish at home. But the basis, from back then is one of ratios that come in handy in your cooking tool kit. Using pineapple juice, vinegar and sugar and a dash of soy sauce -- that is nearly all you need. You can use this sauce for pork, chicken, fish and prawns would be equally delightful. An added bonus, this is a very wallet friendly meal, sirloin pork was on sale for 2.99 a pound!
The cookbook the original version came from is now completely disassembled, front and back covers no long part of the three rings and the tape that once held it together has crumbled completely off. I've had it so long, I can't remember where it actually came from to start with. Seems it has just always been there. Do you have one of those old favorites in your cookbook library? You know the ones, slightly or completely worn, smudges on the pages, maybe some notes in the margins. Somehow like the Velveteen Rabbit, you know, so loved to pieces.
This one is for my sons who asked me to share the recipe. Let's get started!
|Prep your meat and vegetables, assemble ingredients. I like it colorful!|
|Brown pork and add onions, fresh ingredients|
|Pour in fresh ginger infused chicken stock. Cook covered for 30 minutes.|
|Add sweet and sour sauce mixture, stir as it thickens.|