Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Sweet & Sour Pork Balls
I am really enjoying Lorraine Pascale's TV show, Fast, Fresh & Easy Food. I want to try everything! After watching it this week, I realised I had most of the ingredients in to make this dish. I absolutely loved it! All the kids did too, and my husband definitely wants me to make it again - great result! One of my daughters commented that our house smelled like a Chinese restaurant :)
Serves 4 plus a small dish for the wee one!
10 good quality pork sausages, skins removed
100g dried breadcrumbs
Oil for frying
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
425g of pineapple chunks in juice
75g tomato ketchup (10 squirts)
5 tblsp balsamic vinegar
2 tblsp honey
Juice of 1 lime
75g salted peanuts, crushed
Half a bunch of spring onions, chopped
Knob of butter
Salt & pepper to season
Mix together the sausage meat, breadcrumbs and egg. Shape into small balls and fry gently in your largest frying pan.
Cook your rice per packet instructions.
Once the balls are coloured on all sides, add the pepper, garlic, all the pineapple juice and HALF the pineapple chunks, tomato ketchup, vinegar, honey & lime juice. Stir to combine, and allow to simmer gently.
When the rice is cooked, add the butter and season Top with the peanuts & spring onion and mix through.
Serve the meatballs on top of the rice, and pour over the sauce.