Thursday, 28 June 2012

First Recipe! Sweet and Sour Pork

Hey everyone, thank you so much for checking in. We decided to start out with some quick and simple chinese dish that cost less than £10.00 FOR 4 people! This is not only a healthier option than a local takeaway, but a much cheaper alternative for those who have large families.

This recipe only took me 35-40 minutes to make and I shopped at Tesco for the ingredients. It is low-fat and and low in calories. For those watching their waistlines, I have provided the nutritional information below. It consists of Pork, Sweet and sour sauce, Basmati rice and mixed stir-fry vegetables.


Low Fat, Low calories
-4 Pork loin Steaks (Or boneless skinless chicken for an even healthier option) (ONE STEAK PER PERSON)
Calories: 155 Sugar: Trace Fat: 6g Saturate: 2g Salt: 0.5g

-Full jar of Tesco Light Choices Sweet and Sour Sauce 400g (100G PER PERSON)

Calories: 70 Sugar: 12.8g Fat: 0.1g Saturate: 0g Salt: 0.2g

-Full bag of Chinese Stir Fry Vegetables 400g  (100G PER PERSON)

Calories: 35 Protein: 2.1g Sugar: 3.4g Fat: 0.4g Saturate: .01g Salt: trace

-240g Tilda Basmati Brown and White Rice (60G UNCOOKED PER PERSON)
Calories: 60 Sugar: Trace Fat: Trace Saturate: Trace Salt: Trace

Crafond Sauce pan-- Put the rice and water on to boil using the cooking instructions on the packet. Normally it is double the water for amount of rice.

Castey 45cm Plancia Plate-- Place the pork steaks on your flat tray, plancia plate, grill pan, or baking tray in the over or if you’re using one of our Fundix Flat trays directly on the hob. Allow the pan to heat up form a medium heat and place steaks on. Once bottom is brown flip the steak.

Once water is boiling, take the pan with rice and put on low heat covered with lid. It will cntinue to cook and soften.

Once both sides of the Pork steaks are brown and cooked through till white in the middle, remove from hob and tray. Place on cutting board to slice into smaller portions.
Once cut, put into bowl and pour over sweet and sour sauce. Set this aside.

Hand-casted Non-stick pans
Crafond Sauté Pan--- Place your vegetables in the pan. Remember no oil or butter is needed if you’re using a Perfect Pan.  Allow to cook with lid on for 5-10 minutes.

Non-stick cookwareCheck rice. If all the water has been absorbed and the rice still seems firm, add a splash of water and re-cover to finish cooking.
Add the meat and sauce to the Sauté pan with the vegetables and stir. Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Dinner is done!
Plate the rice first and then put the vegetable and meat mixture on top. This recipe is tailored for 4 people; we have included the portion sizes in the ingredients list so that you can change it to what you need.

Feel free to make any tweaks necessary. Remember cooking should be fun! Enjoy!

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