Recipe by Chef John
"I thoroughly enjoyed this plate of florescent food, and if you're a fan of the Chinese take-out version, I believe you will enjoy this too."
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1 (1 1/4 pound)
pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin
salt and ground black pepper
seasoned rice vinegar
1 (8 ounce) can
pineapple chunks, drained with juice reserved
hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha®)
red pepper flakes
chopped green onion (white part only)
chopped green onion tops
A very tasty meal. The only change I made was to saute some carrot, onion, and Green pepper
after removing the pork and before adding the pineapple--reserving the veg, adding back in once the fruit was carmelized.
I made this dinner for two, and the amount of sauce was adequate. You may wish to increase the sauce ingredients for four.
Sorry, I found this to have way too much vinegar taste. I would almost halve the amount. I also had to add cornstarch/water to thicken it slightly. I did like the step for caramelizing the pineapple. Very tasty. I also added green peppers and onions to round out the dish.
Thank you a million times! I am the new hero in the house being able to provide such a LOVED new dish. I wouldnt change a thing in this recipe- EXCELLENT EXCELLENT- tender, tangy, incredible- this is now going to be a part of the monthly rotation!!!
We LOVED this!! I didn't add all the hot sauce, and for my photo I forgot to put the green onion tops on (sorry---it would have looked so much better). I served this with sticky rice (calrose) and artichokes. We all pronounced this a KEEPER! Thanks once again, Chef John!
I followed the recipe exactly except for pounding the meat. I just cut small 1 inch medallions and found this to work out just fine. This dish is pretty spicy hot yet so full of flavor I didn't mind the heat. I served it over rice.
Loved it! Made it twice now. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly. The second time, I used the crockpot and liked it even more. You just need to made extra sauce to add on at the end.
A good sweet and sour recipe...liked the sauce. It was lighter, thinner than the thick type which is customary to sweet and sour sauce. A nice change. I added some other vegetables (carrots, celery, green pepper) to the blend to resemble the traditional sweet and sour I'm used to having. I also cubed the pork. I meant to sprinkle with sesame seeds at the end, but forgot. Will make again.
I made this twice - the sauce was wonderful, but the meat was not quite so. First, unless something was missing from the directions, this resulted in just 4 large pieces of pork, not many smaller cubes of it. The second time I made this, I cut up the pork, and liked it a lot more that way. I made a mistake the second time since I bought a can of crushed pineapple instead of pineapple chunks - chunks are definitely the way to go here. I'm not a good judge of what the "Chinese take-out classic" version of this dish is, but something still seemed missing here. It was very good, just not 5-star, in my opinion.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 297
** Calories from Fat: 103
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