Peep's Sweet and Sour Chicken or Pork


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Peep's Sweet and Sour Chicken or Pork

Chicken or Pork:
  • 2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breast or boneless pork
  • 2 TBS Rice wine or Sherry

  • 1 large clove garlic; chopped fine
  • 1 green bell pepper, washed, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • 1 red bell pepper, washed, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • 1 large yellow onion, skinned, root end removed, cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and trimmed, slice thinly on the bias
  • 3 stalk scallion (cut into 2-inch lengths)
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks in juice (no added sweeteners); reserve juice
  • Oil for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 rounded TBS cornstarch mixed in enough cold water to make a slurry
  • 1 TBS Plum sauce
  • 1 TBS Apricot preserves
  • 1 TBS Orange marmalade
  • 6 drops each - Red & yellow food coloring

  • 4 TBS flour (or enough to make a thick batter)
  • 4 TBS cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Ground peppercorns, ground ginger and garlic powder - to taste
  • Peanut oil for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  1. Place pineapple juice, water, sugar, plum sauce, apricot preserves and orange marmalade in sauce pan.
  2. Heat over medium flame.
  3. When sugar has dissolved, slowly add the vinegar and the lemon juice while stirring.
  4. Add corn starch slurry and stir while heating. Bring to a boil.
  5. Stir constantly until thickened.
  6. Add food coloring (a couple drops at first and then adjust until you have the orange color you like) and stir well to mix.
  7. Continue to heat and stir until almost a syrup.
  8. Remove from heat and set pot aside.

Prepare and cook chicken or pork:
  1. Cut the chicken breast or pork into bite-size cubes and marinate with 2 TBS of wine/sherry for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the batter in a bowl and add the chicken or pork cubes to the batter.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or cast iron pan and fry the chicken or pork cubes. (Shake off the extra batter before frying). NOTE: You may use a deep fryer - Fry cubes according to manufactures instructions.
  4. Drain the chicken or pork on a tray lined with brown paper bag or towels to soak up the excess oil.
Cook vegetables and put together:

  1. Add several turns of oil to a large frying pan or wok.
  2. Bring to frying temperature over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic to pan and fry till fragrant.
  4. Add vegetables (but NOT the pineapple) and cook, stirring frequently, until onions begin to caramelize.
  5. Add vegetables to pot with sweet and sour sauce and continue cooking and stirring until vegetables are bite tender and sauce has re-thickened and clings to the vegetables.
  6. Add pineapple and chicken or pork to pot and fold into the vegetables and sauce.
  7. Simmer until heated through.
  8. Serve with white or brown rice.
Pictured below: Sweet and sour pork and jasmine rice

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Grill Master
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Peep, what a lot of work! Did you and your family consider it worth the effort?

I really must try jasmine rice!

BTW, that photo is worthy of a food magazine!



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Thank you Lee.

It really wasn't that much work. Start to finish it took maybe 45 minutes. It was definately worth it.


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WOW, that looks so good Peeps. GREAT job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :tiphat: