Sweet & Sour Pork

Sweet & Sour Pork

By Kira

Who likes sweet & sour taste? The answer is instant no or yes but never maybe. Most of them don’t prefer both these taste at the same time. But, I absolutely love sweet & sour taste.

Here is my first attempt of sweet & sour pork. Making this dish is quite complex since it involves battering and deep frying the pork. But the end result is well worth the effect.

In simple terms it is battered deep fried pork with stir fried pineapple chunks and peppers, coats with sweet & sour sauce. The sweet & sour sauce is made by combining rice vinegar, worcestershire sauce, plum sauce, tomato ketchup, soy sauce and sugar.

The end result was delicious and I am quite contented.


Pork Hotpot

Pork Hotpot

By Kira

I was looking for a method to make pork meat succulent. Well I ended up with making pork hotpot. The result was juicy meat with browned potatoes delicious.

Prep time :15 mins
Cook time: 90 mins
Total time: 105 mins
Yield: 4 portions

Pork shoulder steak250 g or (2 steaks)
Pork sausage1 (optional)
Pork stock300 ml to 350 ml
Carrot1 large size
Parsnip1 large size
Potato400 g
Dried parsley1 tsp
Plain flour4 tsp
Salt & pepper for seasoning

– Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan).
– Wash and peel the vegetables.
– Cut the carrot and parsnip into big chunks.
– Slice the potatoes thinly.
– Mix the flour with a pinch salt & pepper.
– Cut the meat into small pieces and rub them with the flour mixture.
– In an oven proof casserole line the vegetables, meat pieces, parsley and aniseed, followed by an another layer of vegetables, meat     pieces and parsley.
– Pour the stock into the casserole. Make sure to fill the casserole upto the second layer of vegetables, adjust the stock quantity accordingly.
– Arrange the sliced potatoes on the top layer.
– Cover the casserole with lid and cook for 1 hour. Remove the lid and cook for another 30 minutes to brown off the potatoes.

Enjoy the warm hotpot with browned potatoes and succulent meat. It is delicious.