This recipe for pork loin is made with pineapple and bell peppers. It is sweet and sour, very easy to make and delicious.
Pork loin is considered ‘the other white meat’. It is tasty and does not have excessive amounts of fat on it. It is generally not expensive and you will only need a pound to make this meal.
The addition of sweet pineapple, orange juice and rice wine vinegar give this meal its sweet and sour notes. I also like adding orange zest for additional extra flavor.
This is truly and exquisite meal that can be made in minutes. All I can recommend is that you have all your ingredients ready before you start cooking it. Once you tart you will not have time to get things prepared. That is how fast this cooks!
Here is what you will need for this excellent and delicious recipe for pork loin:
1 pound pork loin – cut into large cubes
1 medium red onion – cut in half and sliced into one inch pieces
½ bell pepper – any color – cut into one inch slices
2 – 1 inch thick pineapple slices – cubed
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 TBS rice wine vinegar
1/2 TBS orange zest
½ tsp. dried red pepper flakes – optional
¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves
¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 TBS peanut oil
Season the pork with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar and orange zest. Stir well and set aside.
Heat a large skillet – or wok – with some peanut oil. Add the pork cubes and start browning the meat – about 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until pork is browning more evenly. Add the peppers and pineapple. Stir and cook for another few minutes. Add the liquid and red chili pepper flakes. Mix well and add the sesame oil. Allow everything to cook until liquid is almost gone and the meat and fruit are browned and cooked through. Add the chopped cilantro and remove from heat.
Suggested sides – Coconut or White Rice
CALORIES 280.26; FAT 15.53 grs (sat 4.09; mono 6.97; poly 1.9); PROTEIN 24.13 grs ; FIBER 1.34 grs; CARBS 10.04 grs; CHOLESTEROL 73.70 mg; IRON 1.67 mg; SODIUM 1009.72 mg; CALCIUM 38.62 mg