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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Inspired by. . . easy dinners

I don't know if you've noticed, but many of Kikkoman's sauces and marinades now say "Preservative Free" on the label. Since Sweet 'n Sour {fill in the blank} and Teriyaki {fill in the blank} are favorites at my house, this is good news indeed!


Pork was on the menu this week.




I hesitate to even call this a recipe, it's so quick and easy.

Quick 'n Easy Sweet 'n Sour Pork

Source: Adapted from Kikkoman's Classic Sweet 'n Sour Pork


1 T corn starch

1 T soy sauce

1 lb boneless pork chops, cut into 1in cubes

2 T extra virgin olive oil

2-3 carrots, thinly slices

1/2 onion, thinly sliced rings (or you can cut it into chunks, your choice)

1 cup Kikkoman Sweet 'n Sour Sauce

1 can (8oz) pineapple chunks, drained (reserve juice)





  1. Blend cornstarch and soy sauce in small bowl; stir in pork until well coated.
  2. Brown pork in hot oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir in 1/4 cup water. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir carrots, onion and sweet & sour sauce into pork mixture. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes longer, stirring frequently.
  5. Add pineapple chunks and/or about 1/2 the reserved juice; cook and stir only until pineapple/juice is heated through.
  6. Serve over brown rice

Note: Step 5 is optional depending upon your likes and dislikes. I only add 1/2 the reserved juice. The Kikkoman sauce isn't quite sweet enough for my sweetie, and neither of us care for the pineapple chunks. This made two servings with extra sauce.

I'm looking forward to trying some of Kikkoman's other Preservative Free products. Do you have a favorite?


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1 comment:

  1. This looks really good and easy June! I will have to try it. I don't eat pork but I think chicken would substitute well. I didn't realize those sauces were preservative free now. Thanks for sharing!


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