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Basic Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • A little olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed (optional)
  • 1 can (approx. 400g) tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of tomato puree
  • Small can of pineapple pieces drained
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 cup of veg. stock or water
  • pepper to taste


Fry the onion and garlic in the oil for a few minutes until softened. Add the tomatoes, puree, stock or water, pepper, vinegar, sugar and pineapple and simmer gently for about 15 minutes.


That is the basic sauce - you can serve it as it is with rice, or add anything you like to it.


i.e.Any vegetables chopped and added with the tomatoes and then simmered until soft.

Pre-cooked diced pork for a more traditional sweet and sour.

Soya Mince for a vegetarian option.


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