I've always had a thing for sweet and sour meat dishes. The simple combination of lovely ingredients brings out the most unexpected flavors. Pineapple Pork Tenderloin is one of those filling and comforting foods that always goes well. It is one of the most popular dishes of Chinese cuisine. And since the ingredients are so widely available, it's a no-brainier not to make this deliciousness at home.
Pineapple Pork Tenderloin In Tomato Ginger Sauce
Just think about it. Pieces of tenderloins are deep fried until golden and crispy on the outside and then cooked in gingery-pineapple sauce. The ingredients and flavors marry together so well creating a simple elegance in no time.
Sticky gingery and pineapple glaze makes a perfect combination that tastes delectable with any kind of meat.
- 1 lb pork tenderloin cut into 1 inch long slices
- 5 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 ginger grated (about 2 inches long)
- 3 small bell peppers chopped
- 1 chili pepper minced
- 3 rings canned pineapple chopped
- 2 tablespoons canned pineapple juice
- 2.5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2.5 tablespoons sugar
- 2.5 tablespoon tomato paste
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- In a medium bowl, combine egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and soy sauce. Whisk it together, add pork and marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes. There shouldn't be lots of sauce, but If you feel like a little more is needed, add ½ tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably wok) over medium-high heat.
- Remove pork from the marinade, dredge it in 3 tablespoons of corn starch and deep fry on both sides until golden brown. Transfer the meat onto a paper towel and discard the oil.
- Heat a new portion of oil and deep fry the pork for another couple of minutes. It will make the meat crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Transfer the meat onto a paper towel.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook ginger for 1-2 minutes.
- Add bell pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
- Add pineapple and continue stir-frying for another 2 minutes.
- Add white wine vinegar, sugar, tomato paste diluted in pineapple juice and salt to a taste.
- One tablespoon of corn starch dilute in 2 tablespoons of cold water and add it into a skillet. Add pork, give everything a nice toss, cook for 30 more seconds and remove from the heat.
- Serve with a steamed rice or with a side salad.
My mouth waters even by looking at this Pineapple Pork Tenderloin. This dish is truly a crowd-pleaser.
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