This “Real Chinese Taste” Sweet and Sour Pork was a free recipe handed out by Amoy Genuine Chinese Food sometime in the 70s. No mention is made of cooking it in a wok as I doubt that any non-Asian cooks had one or in fact even knew what one was. Guess Amoy thought they’d better just stick with a frying pan.
I know it’s a bit cold at the moment for barbecuing, but this is a great marinade for pork chops and you can always grill or pan fry them until the weather warms up a bit.
Don’t think this recipe will be for everyone. My family don’t like meat cooked with fruit and a whole lot of people don’t like prunes…..but…..if those two things don’t turn you off I think it could taste fairly good. Don’t worry if you don’t have an oven bag just cook it in a greased casserole dish with a lid.
These meatballs have lots of spices added, but the fruit (dried apricots and dried prunes), almonds and honey are really what give the dish its Moroccan flavour – and of course the couscous.
Pork is a great barbecued. We usually just marinade it, but this recipe goes a step further by wrapping the marinades pieces in foil and adding potatoes and chutney. I don’t think it really matters which cut of pork you use and if you don’t want to barbecue you can always cook it in the oven.
This recipe comes from a Women’s Weekly segment entitled ‘Make-ahead Meatballs’. As it says it can be made the day before you need it and that can be really useful if you have a lot of people to cater for. I also think the corn chips and sour cream make it a winner!
The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, so it must be time to start barbecuing again. If like me you want a change from chops and sausages this pork recipe might appeal.