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Pineapple Spiced Pork

A really flavoursome dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes. I usually serve with rice but noodles would also be good here.

By Beth Sachs, 28th May 2008

4 Pork Steaks2 TBSP Muscavado Sugar (Light)1 TBSP Dark Soy Sauce1 TSP Tomato Puree430g Can Sliced Pineapple Rings, Juice reserved1 Red Chilli, chopped1 TSP Chinese Five Spice PowderHandful Coriander, chopped Instructions:
Step 1: Fry Steaks in a little oil 5 minutes either side.Step 2: Mix together sugar, soy, tomato puree, reserved pineapple juice.Step 3: Add pineapple rings to pan and cook for 1 minute.Step 4: Add chili and five spice and fry for further minute.Step 5: Add sauce and reduce until sticky and glossy.Step 6: Sprinkle over coriander and serve. Details:
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

A Very Good Day

Daughters in Bed, hubby is playing darts and I have a glass of wine in hand - perfect! I was going to write up a Soup recipe for you but 2 really good things have happened today that have changed my plan. The first is that my Job Evaluation results came back today, and despite a poor result initially, after a formal review my post has now been upgraded - which means 14 months of back pay (couldn't have come at a better time!) - although I am tempted to buy a new oven and digital camera (you'll see why in a minute) which would pretty much wipe the money straight away.

After this initial euphoria, I realised when I got home from work that I didn't have anything planned for Dinner. Fridge and cupboards were bare (got to go shopping tomorrow) and all I had was 2 chicken breasts, a sweet potato that had seen better days and some coconut milk - so, I decided to make a curry and it couldn't have turned out better (my second success of the day)! OH said it was one of the best c…

My Wedding Cake ~ 12 Days of Christmas

Hubby and I got married on the 29th December (2007) so we decided to theme the wedding around 'The 12 days of Christmas'. Can you spot the deliberate mistake on the cake?