Sweet & Sour Pork Made Healthier

Sreeja.V's picture

Jul. 29, 2013

Pork is my family favorite and I prefer to have it during weekends! Here is one such exotic recipe which I would love to prepare!

Ingredients

Lean pork 2 Pound , cut into strips
Low sodium soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
Low calorie oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
For batter:
Corn starch 9 Tablespoon
Egg whites 2
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For sauce:
Pineapple juice 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Low calorie sugar substitute 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Brown sugar substitute 1 Tablespoon
Vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Honey 1 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium , sliced
Red bell pepper 1 Small , sliced
Carrot 1 Small , thinly sliced
Pineapple chunks 20 Ounce
Zucchini 50 Gram , sliced
Low calorie oil 1 Tablespoon
For slurry:
Corn starch 1 Tablespoon
Water 1 Tablespoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. For Sauce – In a large bowl, mix together pineapple juice, water, sugar, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and honey. Set aside.

2. In a measuring jar, mix together corn starch, water and egg whites. Pour the batter over the pork along with soy sauce. Coat well and set aside.

3. For slurry – in a small bowl, mix together water and corn starch and set aside.

MAKING

4. In a large shallow pan, heat oil and add in the onion and carrot. Soften for a few minutes.

5. Add in the red bell pepper and zucchini, sauté for a few seconds. Stir in the pineapple chunks and mix well.

6. Pour in the sauce mixture and let it boil.

7. Meanwhile in a wok, pour in the oil and heat. Place the pork into it in small batches and lightly fry. Take out the pork and when all the pork is fried double fry them and place over a rack.

8. Into the sauce pour in the slurry and let it boil for a few seconds, until sauce thickens.

SERVING

9. Place the pork onto a serving plate and pour in the sauce. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 372Calories from Fat 113

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 159 mg6.63%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 25 g50%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet