Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sweet & Sour Recipe

We got this delicious Sweet & Sour Recipe from Lynne, Andrew's mom. She makes it with meatballs, which I am sure are amazing, but not something we felt up to trying (see the story about the Buffalo Burgers). We modified the directions a little to make it work for just veggies, it turned out delicious!
1 sweet onion
2 cloves garlic
2 carrot sticks
2 celery sticks
2 peppers
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 can pineapple chunks
½ cup vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce

Chop 1 sweet onion and mince 2 cloves garlic. Add a little bit of oil to pan and cook until the onion is soft. Chop 2 carrots, 2 celery sticks, and 2 peppers into 1 inch squares. Add them to the pan and saute. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix 2 Tablespoons cornstarch with ½ cup brown sugar. Add 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 1 can pineapple chunks (don’t drain), ½ cup vinegar, 2 Tablespoons soy sauce. Add the mixture to the pan and bring to a boil until it is thick and bubbly.  Serve over rice.

Note: This would be great with more vegetables when they are in season. We wanted to add zucchini, or cauliflower, but they are so expensive and not so tasty looking that we decided to skip them.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

If you ever think of it, I'd love the meatball version of this :)