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Gluten Free Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork

Published 22 January, 2007


In an attempt to fulfill a desire to have take-away tasting Chinese food, we stumbled upon a recipe which we adapted to be gluten free. I can guarantee this is better than anything you'll get in most take-away restaurants. Serves 2. This takes less time to make from scratch than it takes to order the take-away, jump in the car, find somewhere to park, get wet in the rain, wait in a queue because the food wasn't ready after all, drive home and finally get round to eating your dinner. Can be cooked in less time than it takes to boil the rice.

Gluten Free Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork
200g cooked pork
1 onion, roughly chopped
small tin water chestnuts, sliced
2 handfuls of beansprouts
1 small handful of fresh or tinned pineapple, in bite sized pieces.

Sweet and sour sauce
2 tbsp honey
tsp Tabasco sauce (check it's gluten free)
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard (make sure it's gluten free)
1 garlic clove, crushed
chicken stock cube (make sure it's gluten free or leave out)
2 tbsp water
lemon, juice only
1 tbsp tamari (gluten free of course - a replacement for soy sauce)

Combine all the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce.

In a hot wok pour a little oil. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes then add the pork. Stir for 1 minute then add the sweet and sour sauce. Cook for 1 minute, then add the pineapple, beansprouts and water chestnuts. Cook for a further two minutes.

Serve with white rice and be amazed at how little time it took and how great it tastes.

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