We had defrosted some pork shoulder that was already cut in cubes, but we didn’t decide on how to prepare it. Since I was getting bored of the regular Lee Kum Kee sauces we had in the cupboard, I decided to do a quick recipe search online for the pork. There were a ton of recipes that required some pre-marination, so that didn’t work. At last, I stumbled upon a Sweet and Sour recipe at this site called porkchoprecipes.net. Luckily, I had all of the ingredients required and the cooking time wasn’t that long – so I took a stab at preparing this dish.
First, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup of white vinegar, 6 tbsp of pineapple juice, 1 tbsp of cornstarch, and 2 tsp of soy sauce. Once all of this is combined and mixed, it should look like this.
Then bring this mixture to a boil over the stove - cook until clear and slightly thick. This should only take a few minutes.
Add the pork (this recipe actually called for pork chops, but this will work) and coat with the sauce. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for about 40 minutes, turning frequently. Season with salt and pepper, and feel free to add green onions and parsley.
To eat with the sweet and sour pork, I stir fried some asparagus and added oyster sauce which gives it a nice savory flavor.
This is definitely something we don't eat regularly, but once in awhile, it's nice to try something different. As far as this recipe is concerned, I would tweak it by using less sugar so that it isn't too sweet. Other than that, the sauce turned out good and now I can say I know how to make sweet and sour sauce!