Meats and poultry, Recipes

Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry with a rainbow of vegetables

Why eat out when you can whip up this all-time favourite sweet and sour at home? Lean and clean, pork tenderloin in a naturally sweetened and flavoured sauce.

Forget the gluggy, shop-bought sauce and try making your own from a few simple ingredients. You’ll fall in love with the combination of the coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar and fennel. This lovely and light sauce won’t over-power the flavours of the lean pork tenderloin. Combined with a colourful mix of vitamin-charged veggies, cooked just til al dente this dish will become your new Friday night favourite.

Serves 2


  • Half of a lean pork tenderloin, finely sliced
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds
  • 1/2 each of a red, green and yellow capsicum, finely sliced
  • Half of a red onion
  • Small carrot, julienned
  • Sprinkle of fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp of coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • Half an apple, sliced into batons
  • 2-3 tbsp. of water
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame seeds
  • Fresh coriander or parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a fry pan and add in the sliced pork. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Sprinkle over fennel seeds and stir through.
  3. When the pork is sealed on both sides, add in the vegetables starting with the carrots and onions. Mix through and a few minutes after add the capsicums. Continue to stir ingredients gently.
  4. As the ingredients start to take on colour add the coconut sugar, vinegar and water and combine well.
  5. Turn the heat down allowing the dish to simmer gently and add in apple. Mix gently allowing the apples to warm.
  6. Allow to simmer and remove from heat.
  7. Sprinkle over sesame seeds and green herb of choice and serve.
Rainbow of vegetables