Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

Sweet and Sour Pork

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  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Marinade:

Sauce

Directions

  1. In 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, stir fry the sliced onions, sliced green peppers, and sliced red peppers. Cook them for 2 minutes, or until softened.
  2. In another wok put a quart of peanut oil and heat it to 365 degrees. In a shallow bowl mix together 1/3 cup each cornstarch and flour. Dredge meat pieces in flour mixture. Add meat to wok. Deep fry pork until crunchy brown, about three minutes. Transfer meat with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  3. To the wok with the stir-fried vegetables add the pineapple dice, the pickled shallots, and the sauce. Simmer for one minute, then add the meat. Simmer until heated through. Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil and serve immediately.

Marinade:

  1. To make the marinade: In a bowl combine the first 6 ingredients and whisk them together. Cut the pork into 1-inch cubes, and with the flat side of a cleaver or a meat pounder, lightly pound the cubes to loosen fibers. Add meat to marinade and toss to coat. Let the meat marinate, covered and chilled, for 1 hour.;

Sauce

  1. To make the sauce: In a bowl combine the sugar, salt, rice wine vinegar, tomato sauce, light soy sauce, and Shaosing wine. To a heated wok add the vegetable oil, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Stir fry 30 seconds. Add sauce ingredients from bowl and bring to a simmer. Stir in 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2/3 cup canned chicken broth. Simmer mixture until lightly thickened, then keep it warm.;