Sweet and Sour Pork

A traditional Chinese dish that captivated the taste buds of the Filipinos. Now it is considered one of the special Filipino cuisines. Sweet and sour pork is cooked with deep-fried cubes of pork loin dredged in seasoned flour and served with sweet and sour sauce. A good amount of kalamansi (native lemon) juice adds a piquant flavor and aroma to this oriental and sumptuous recipe.

Sweet and Sour Pork Filipino Recipe
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Sweet & Sour Pork Ingredients:

* 1/2 kilo pork loin, sliced into pieces
* 1 small can pineapple chunks
* 1 large onion, quartered
* 1 red & 1 green bell peppers, sliced into strips
* 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
* 3 tablespoons of peanut oil
* 4 tablespoons of cornstarch
* 3 tablespoons of ketchup
* 1 tablespoon of sugar
* 1 teaspoon of salt
* 3 cloves of minced garlic

Sweet and Sour Pork Cooking Procedure:

1). In a pot, boil pork in 2 cups of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt until tender, then drain (keep the pork stock for later).

2). Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and soy sauce then coat the pork with the cornstarch mixture.

3). Fry the pork in a skillet until golden brown, set aside.

4). Dissolve the remaining 2 tablespoons of cornstarch on 1/2 cup of pork stock – set aside.

5). Sauté garlic and onions on oil, then add the bell peppers, pineapple chunks (including the syrup), ketchup, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the dissolved cornstarch. Stir until sauce thickens.

6). Pour over fried pork then serve with rice.

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