Chinese sweet and sour sauce

    Chinese sweet and sour sauce

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    30min


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    About this recipe: This easy to prepare Chinese sweet and sour sauce is made with pineapple and green pepper and is perfect for pork or chicken.

    jean.isacke Dorset, England, UK

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (234g) tin pineapple in syrup
    • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and sliced
    • 2 rounded teaspoons cornflour
    • 1 tablespoon chutney
    • 3 tablespoons tomato purée
    • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • 300ml (1/2 pt) water
    • 15g (1/2 oz) margarine
    • 1 medium onion, sliced

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Remove two rings of pineapple from the tin, chop and set aside. Save the rest of the pineapple in the tin for another use. Spoon 2 tablespoons syrup from the pineapple tin and reserve.
    2. In a small saucepan, bring some water to the boil and add the sliced green pepper. Simmer for 3 minutes until the pepper softens. Drain and set aside.
    3. Mix the cornflour in a little cold water. In a food processor, combine the cornflour, the 2 tablespoons of reserved pineapple syrup, chutney, tomato purée, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and 300ml (1/2 pt) water. Blend until smooth.
    4. Melt the margarine in a saucepan, add the sliced onion and cook and stir for 3 minutes until soft. Add the mixture from the blender, bring to the boil then lower the temperature to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the pineapple and cooked pepper and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
    5. Serve hot.

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