Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 16 - Sweet and Sour Pork

Cookbook - Jamie's Food Revolution

Today we, Sophie and I worked together, made some sweet and sour pork. It was quite yummy. I quite enjoyed the experience.

This is Sophie holding our finished dish.

Although I do think I added just a wee bit too much Chinese 5 Spice powder.

I liked the sauce. It was definitely not your regular sweet and sour pork. It's not like the sweet and sour pork with the red sauce. There was a medium dark brown sauce instead. I didn't like the taste the first time it touched my tongue, but then after I took the whole spoonful, it was very yummy. It had a great aftertaste, if I may say so myself. I had 2 helpings.

It was quite easy, like everything has been so far. You cut up all your veggies like onion, bell pepper, cilantro, and ginger.

All our chopped stuff

You cut the meat into bite sized pieces. Then you cook the pork in a wok with oil and the Chinese 5 Spice. After it's browned, you put the pork into a bowl then cook the veggies into the wok, add soy sauce (we used gluten free), balsamic vinegar (sophie says not too much of this), corn starch, and pineapple, the pork and let it simmer down for a few minutes.

We're learning to have all our stuff ready to add

Oh, I forgot to mention that you need to make rice. We already had some from yesterday so we didn't make fresh today, but you should, if you know what I mean.

Put some rice and lettuce on a place, 1/2 of it rice, 1/2 of it lettuce, scoop your pork into the middle--or on the rice or on the lettuce--and sprinkle on some cilantro leaves and sesame seeds and bon apetit, por favor.

The finished Sweet and Sour Pork


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Until next time...


  1. Plus the lettuce wrap makes it even more healthier!

  2. You will have to make it for me one of these days- from papa

  3. Jared and Sophie,

    You are doing such a wonderful job, your sweet and sour pork looks delish!

  4. Yum! Looks great you two! Sounds like it tasted great too.