Sweet and Sour Pork

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As you know, I love the Anathoth brand of jams and relishes – only the best natural ingredients are used to make the preserves and you can actually taste the difference. When I was sent a sampler box of their recently released relishes to try I got really excited at the opportunity to cook with them.

While this is not a traditional recipe for bright orangy red sweet and sour sauce and pork that is deep fried, it’s a quick and completely additive free alternative that tastes great and is simple enough to make even for the most novice cooks.

The tomato relish is full of flavour and a spice – the ingredients closely match what is commonly found in a sweet and sour sauce, making it a perfect for this dish. Fresh pineapple lends a nice hint of acidity to the dish, while the cucumber provides a burst of freshness.

Leftovers are great for a lunch box the next day.

Serves 4

Sweet and sour pork

This is a great, quick alternative to takeaways, and because it uses Anathoth’s tomato relish as sauce, it is completely additive free.

  • 400g pork scotch fillet
  • 300g fresh pineapple pieces
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small red capsicum
  • 1 small brown onion
  • 1 (400g) pottle of Anathoth tomato relish
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil
  • salt and pepper
  • sesame seeds to serve

To perpare ingredients: slice cucumber longways, scrape out seeds with a spoon. Peel onion and cut into quarters longways. Trim scotch fillets of all the fat, slice meat pieces into thin strips. Season with pepper and a pinch of salt, dust with flour.

To make sweet and sour pork: heat 1 tbsp of peanut oil in a wok. Stir fry capsicum, pineapple and onion until softened and lightly charred. Remove from wok. Heat remaining oil until smoking hot, add pork and stir fry until nicely browned. Add cooked pineapple, onion and fresh cucumber. Pour in the relish and stir to heat through and combine.

To serve: divide between 4 serving bowls, sprinkle with some sesame seeds and serve with a side of steamed rice.

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15 Responses to Sweet and Sour Pork

  1. muppy says:

    What a great idea, looks and sounds delicious. I didn’t know they made relish.

  2. This looks delicious and something the whole family would love and enjoy. Yum!

  3. Sounds great. Do you know if Anathoth products are sold in the UK?

    My own version is made without if you can’t find them http://wp.me/pYWFU-7R.

  4. Great recipes. I also really like the close up photo next to the broader shot!

  5. Miss Piggy says:

    Wow, this looks so simple – I’m going to try it…and I like that the pork is not deep fried! So…can I find Anathoth’s tomato relish in my coles???

  6. Nice and easy for an “I’m stressed again, running late from work & now I need to cook” dinner for the family.

  7. I’ll have to try to find that relish here in Canada just so I can try out your recipe, my kids would love this…

    • Hi there, I have been advised by Anathoth that their products are currently only available in New Zealand and Australia. But I am sure if you look in the health food aisle in your supermarket you may come across a good substitute… Or you can always plan your next holiday to the Antipodes and pick some up here 🙂



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