Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Recipe

Well another hot, humid day, is it autumn yet?  Today started with housework I don't even want to say what we did   other than to say it involved moving furniture and seeing the floor that hasn't seen light in a while.
A friend of mine posted on Facebook recently that she'd had Chinese food and it was so salty she couldn't eat it.  I told her that I had a Weight Watcher's recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork that we liked a lot so I said I'd sent it to her.
I actually fixed this today, so here's the recipe:

SWEET AND SOUR PORK

Enough Cut up pork for whoever you're serving    I used pork cut up and  leftover from ribs
15 oz can of unsweetened pineapple chunks
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 TBSP cornstarch
1 TBSP low-sodium soy sauce
Sliced Green Peppers  use as much as you like
1 small onion sliced
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar

This is the basic list of ingredients, it also calls for a serving of cooking oil spray and 1/2 TSP salt, but I don't use either, but I do add 1 can of mushrooms, 1/2 carrot sliced and a handfull of broccoli heads.


Brown the meat and remove and set aside, drain any remaining fat from the skillet.

Drain pineapple chunks, reserve juice, set aside.

Combine water, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce and reserved pineapple juice in a small bowl, add to skillet and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.  Add the pork back in, cook covered over low heat until meat is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.  I put the carrots in when I put the meat in because they take a while to cook.

Add peppers, onion and pineapple chunks and cook 5 minutes more--I add my broccoli now too.

I made white rice and fried rice to go with this.

For the fried rice I take a cup of the cooked white rice, put it in a skillet, chop onion into it, add soy sauce to taste, cook an egg into it and at the last add a handful of green peas.

Forgot to take any pictures, but oh was it tasty.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds so yummy !

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. Delicious! I love sweet and sour and Chinese food! xx

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  3. I intend to try this shortly, it sounds delicious. I shall take a photo and send it to you.

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  4. This sounds really good and sounds pretty easy too. We love Chinese food but I rarely cook any at home. Hope you had a good weekend.

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  5. Funny I had pineapple with prawns last night and tonight I am having pork...but with mushrooms. Now if I had only kept yesterday's pineapple until today, I could have made this! Will jot the recipe down though as it sounds good.

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