Sweet and Sour Pork
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds pork loin, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into bite sized chunks
  • ½ fresh pineapple, cored and cut into bite sized chunks
  • 4 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 4 cups peanut oil or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil, for stir frying
  • Steamed Rice, for serving
  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Batter:
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Teriyaki sauce
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together marinade ingredients, add cubed pork and toss to coat.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together batter ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside.
  5. Heat a deep, heavy bottomed skillet or pot over medium high heat with about 4 cups of oil for deep frying. Heat to 350 to 400 degrees.
  6. Remove marinaded pork from refrigerator and place chunks into batter, coating well.
  7. Carefully fry the battered pork pieces until golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper-towel lined plate. Continue frying in batches until all of the pork is fried.
  8. In a large wok or skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat.
  9. Stir fry peppers until crisp-tender. Stir in garlic and saute for about 30 seconds or until very fragrant, but not burned.
  10. Immediately stir in pineapple chunks and continue stir frying for another minute or until pineapple is beginning to brown lightly in spots or on the edges.
  11. Immediately stir in sauce and stir to combine.
  12. Heat sauce to bubbly, then stir in the fried pork, stirring well to coat.
  13. Stir in the green onions and serve with steamed rice.
Recipe by Jennifer Cooks at http://jennifercooks.com/sweet-sour-pork/