• Kim Tomassi

CHINESE PORK STIR-FRY WITH PINEAPPLE

Updated: Jun 24

Serves: 4

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Nutrition per serving:

Kcal – 303

Fat – 11g

Carbs – 22g

Protein – 28g


WHAT YOU NEED

  • 14 oz. (400g) pork tenderloin

  • 1 tbsp. potato starch

  • Scant ½ cup (100g) white rice

  • 2/3 cup (135ml) pineapple chucks, in juice (keep the juice)

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • ½ onion, sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • ½ chili pepper

  • 1-inch fresh ginger, grated

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 2 spring onions, chopped, to serve

For the Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup (180ml) pineapple juice from can

  • 5 tbsp. soy sauce

  • 3 tbsp. rice vinegar


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  • Wash the meat, dry it, and cut them into the thinnest slices possible. Season with salt and pepper, and coat in potato flour.

  • Cook the rice according to instructions. Drain the pineapple but keep some of the juices for the sauce. Cut the peppers into strips, and cut the onion into feathers. Half the chili, remove the seeds, then finely chop. Peel and grate the ginger.

  • Prepare the sauce by mixing all sauce ingredients in a bowl.

  • In a wok or large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and stir fry all the vegetables (pepper, onion, garlic, chili, ginger) over high heat for about 3 minutes. Add the drained pineapple and fry together for another 2 minutes, then transfer everything onto the plate.

  • Add a second spoon of oil to the pan and fry the tenderloin on high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • Put the vegetables back into the pan and mix, then add the sauce. Cook over high heat for about 2 minutes until the sauce thickens, in the meantime mix now and then.

  • Sprinkle with chopped spring onions and serve with rice.


KEY BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE

Health benefits of Pineapple fruit 1 Fresh pineapple is low in calories. Nonetheless, it is a storehouse for several unique health promoting compounds, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. 2 100 g fruit provides just about 50 calories; equivalent to that of apples. Its flesh contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. 3 Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties.

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