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This recipe from Jim is fast and flavorful and a guaranteed hit with the whole family.

  • 1 lb. pork loin, cut into thin strips
  • 1-2 TB. soy sauce
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 TB. corn starch
  • 1/3-1/2 Cup vegetable oil (Jim uses olive)

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1 small can (8 oz.) pineapple rings (4 pineapple rings if using fresh)
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 TB. ketchup
  • 2 TB. vinegar
  • 2 TB. sugar
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. CHINESE FIVE SPICE POWDER (optional)
  • 1 slice fresh ginger, shredded (or 1/2 tsp. POWDERED GINGER)
  • 1 TB. corn starch
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, chopped into slices

In a zip-top bag or covered bowl, combine the pork strips, soy sauce, egg yolk and corn starch. Slosh the bag around to coat the pork. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

For the Sweet and Sour Sauce: Mix the juice from the can of pineapple (or any juice that drains off your fresh rings) with the water, ketchup, vinegar and sugar. Set aside. Heat 1 tsp. of sesame oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the 4 pineapple rings cut into quarters, sprinkle with the FIVE SPICE, GINGER and PEPPER and cook for 1 minute. Add the pineapple juice mixture and the corn starch and cook until the sauce turns clear, 2-3 minutes. Add the bell pepper slices and remaining sesame oil. Stir, remove from heat and keep warm.

In a separate frying pan, heat the 1/3-1/2 cup of oil over medium-high heat. If your pan is smaller you can get away with 1/3 cup, but you may need to cook the pork in 2 batches. Once the oil is hot, add the pork and cook until nicely browned, 3-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain very well on paper towels. Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the cooked pork. Serve over steamed rice.

Prep. time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Nutritional Information:
Servings 6; Serving Size 1 cup (238g); Calories 220; Calories from fat 60; Total fat 6g; Cholesterol 115mg; Sodium 260mg; Carbohydrate 20g; Dietary Fiber <1g; Sugars 13g; Protein 21g.

Chinese Five Spice Powder .9 oz. 1/4 cup jar
Powdered China #1 Ginger .9 oz. 1/4 cup jar
Penzeys Freshly Ground Pepper 2.4oz 1/2 cup jar

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