Chef Theresa - Learn to Make Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork

Break out your apron and cook along with Chef Theresa from Jeremiah's Catering, as we explore favorite recipes from around the world.

This month we will celebrate the cuisine from China, with Sweet and Sour Pork.

Like to cook? Join us for Chef Theresa's International Cuisine Series. Ingredient list will be posted a few weeks before each session.  If you plan on cooking along with Chef T, please have all ingredients ready in advance!

Register online or by calling the library at 973 584-2400 and the link will be sent to you the day before the event.

Ingredients for Sweet and Sour Pork
1 can (14 ounces) pineapple tidbits
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-1/2-inch x 1/4-inch strips
1/2 c cornstarch for coating
2 eggs beaten

1 medium onion, chopped
6-8 tablespoons canola oil
1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
Hot cooked rice
Sesame seeds, optional

Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, brown sugar, salt, ginger and pepper. Stir in the water, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and reserved juice until smooth.

Coat the pork with eggs then cornstarch. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry pork in oil for 4-8 minutes or until tender. Remove residual oil and stir fry the onion. Stir pineapple juice mixture; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Add green pepper and reserved pineapple. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with rice and if desired, sesame seeds.

If you are going to cook along with Chef Theresa, please have your ingredients measured out and chopped, if necessary, in advance and all your materials ready!

Theresa Navarro is a successful owner and chef of Jeremiah’s catering and cooking studio in Parsippany. She started at the young age of 13 working in restaurants. Achieving ownership at age 24 Theresa opened Jeremiah’s cafe and catering. For the last 23 years Theresa has prepared, catered and taught for her community. Jeremiah’s Catering offers cooking classes created especially for children. Theresa holds these classes and teaches children how to cook healthy meals for themselves. Of course, everything is made to be safe for children and Theresa is extremely patient and pays attention to each child in her class. She chooses easy, yet healthy, recipes for the children and does her best to stir in them the joy and happiness of making tasty food. The whole idea is to help the children acquire new skills, enjoy group activities, and teach them all about healthy foods. And Theresa does this with a lot of dedication and enthusiasm.

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Event Date 09-14-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Virtual

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