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Sweet and Sour Pork

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“No need for Chinese take-out, this tastes way too good! It's a recipe I created after visiting Phuket as I fell in love with the use of brightly coloured vegetables and fresh ingredients. This is a versatile recipe where you can replace the pork with chicken, prawns, tofu or just add extra vegies. It's a rough estimate on the quantity of vegetables used here, so feel free to play around with what you add...hope you enjoy! (note: snowpeas are also a good addition to this recipe but I usually don't have them on hand so it's not included in the recipe list!) (second note: I find it tastes better when the veggies are really chunky!)”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the marinade ingredients and add the pork. Allow the flavours to penetrate for at least 20 minutes (although it doesn't really matter if it can't be marinated for that long).
  2. Combine the cornflour with a little of the extra water to form a smooth paste/liquid, then set aside. Combine the remaining sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and place over a high heat. When hot, whisk in the cornflour mixture. Continue to whisk over a high heat until the sauce until it has thickened to your liking. Set aside.
  3. Place the pork and the marinade into a hot frypan (or wok)and fry until it's almost completely cooked. Remove pork from the pan and set aside.
  4. Heat the garlic in the pan. Add the onion and stir fry for about 30 seconds before throwing in the baby corn. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the capsicum, stir frying for another minute or so, then add the zucchini. After stir frying for another 2-4 minutes add the sweet and sour sauce you prepared earlier. Return the pork to the pan and season with pepper and dried coriander (if using). If you feel you need more liquid you can probably add a little bit of chicken or vegetable stock.
  5. If the vegetables aren't quite cooked to your liking allow them to simmer in the sauce for however long they need to suit your taste buds (on the contrary you can reduce the stir frying time if you prefer crisper veggies). Add the pineapple (if using fresh coriander, add it in here)and allow it to heat slightly before taking the pan off the heat. Serve on steamed rice (I prefer basmati rice, but any long grain rice will suffice).

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