Tonight, forget the Chinese takeout! Instead, cook a delicious Sweet and Sour Pork recipe right at home. Food Network has a recipe that only takes 25 minutes to make, including prep! It’s beyond easy and incredibly scrumptious. Plan to enjoy it for Chinese New Year on February 8.
- 1 pound pork tenderloin (cut into ½ inch pieces)
- 2 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 carrots (thinly sliced)
- 3 scallions (cut into ½ inch pieces)
- 3 cups snow peas (cut in half)
- In a bowl, toss the pork with ½ tablespoons of vinegar and a pinch of salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix 2 tablespoons vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, ketchup, sugar, 1/3 cup of water, and ½ teaspoon of salt.
- In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons peanut/vegetable oil over high heat. Add the pork and slowly stir until it turns mostly opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove the pork with a slotted spoon and place on a plate to cool.
- In a freshly cleaned skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon peanut/vegetable oil on high heat. Then, stir-fry the garlic with a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar for 15 seconds. Add the carrots and scallions and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. (You can add a little water if the garlic sticks to the skillet.)
- Add the pork, snow peas, and soy sauce mixture to the skillet. Stir until the pork is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Servings: 4
- Calories: 348
- Fat: 15 g (Saturated 3g)
- Sodium: 674 mg
- Carbohydrate: 27 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 28 g