Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday Dinner - sweet and sour pork

I can't express how happy and grateful I am, my wonderful  husband got back home on Saturday afternoon. After trying my level best to catch up on all the house work to ensure the house was perfect when he got home so all we could do was chill. As usual, it didn't work out, it turns out cleaning after renovations is no joke especially if it's being done by a some what physically challenged pregnant woman. I did the best I could. Cleaned the areas I knew we would spend more time in that part of the house. And was at the airport half an early to fetch my man.
I'm happy did I say that, yes I'm a very happy and blessed girl. It feels so good to have some one to talk to and hear them reply, some one to cuddle up with  and have descent conversations and laughs echoing in the house. Much better than talking to animals. They are also settled and happy since their dad is back.
Prior to Wayne's trip, his hard work was acknowledged and it got nods from his bosses. I'm so proud of him. We didn't get the chance to celebrate so I decided I would make Sunday dinner special.
I tried out a recipe I have used before for sweet and sour pork.
I altered some bits here and there to suit us.
Pork strips- I we buy the pork steak and cut them into strips about 3 inches by 1inch
3 carrots not so chunkily sliced.
One big onion cut into thin slices
1 tomato or tomato puree
1.4 teaspoon Crushed ginger
 4 table spoons of Cooking oil
Green, red and yellow pepper cut into thin slices
2 table spoons Soy sauce
1/4 cup of vinegar
1 can of pineapple
2 table spoons of Corn starch
1/4 cup of Brown sugar
2  table spoons of teriyaki sauce

Add onions to hot oil in pan and stri until golden brown.
Add pork strips to pan and saute in hot oil over medium heat until light brown. I did add teriyaki sauce to brown the pieces of pork
slices of pork 3 inches by 1/2 i nch
Drain pineapple and reserve the juice,  combine pineapple juice, 314 cup of water, vinegar, brown sugar and pinch of salt. Pour over pork in pot and cover and let it simmer till pork strips are tender.
Add strips of pepper to the meat
Combine 2 table spoons of corn starch to 2 tables spoons of water stir till smooth and add to pork mixture stirring constantly until mixture is thick.
Add pineapple chuncks and let the pork simmer for 10 mins while striing constantly.
Then serve sweet and sour pork over white rice.

And it was delicious.
Happy week everyone.


Monique said...

goodness this looks delicious!

thecooks said...

Consider yourself invited for the next meal :) its a pity, you are far it would be nice to have you over for dinner. It's my hubby's favorite.