It is not necessary to be a chef of haute cuisine to make delicious sweet and sour dishes and leave everyone speechless (or rather, with their mouths closed when eating). Many recipes are simple to prepare and have that special detail of mixing the sweet with the salty. If you want to change the menu a little or delight your guests in a special party or meeting, do not hesitate to read the following article, where you will learn how to prepare bittersweet dishes.
Loin and apple skewers
The ingredients for this bittersweet recipe are: Fresh loin cut into cubes, a red apple, an onion, a red pepper, a few tablespoons of honey, peppercorns, mustard powder, olive oil, parsley and salt.
In a bowl, mace the loin meat with honey, olive oil, pepper and mustard. Apart cut into pieces the onion, the apple (without peel) and the pepper. Arrange the skewers, sandwiching the ingredients. Place on an oiled plate and bring to the oven for half an hour, until the meat is ready.
Sautéed bittersweet vegetables and tofu
This typical oriental dish is delicious and will change your table. The necessary ingredients are: 250 grams of tofu, a carrot, a green pepper, half an onion, a clove of garlic, olive oil, a spoonful of sugar, soy sauce, a spoonful of cornstarch, vinegar and a little grated ginger .
Prepare a dressing by mixing the soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar and vinegar. In a pan, brown the tofu with the olive oil, the grated ginger and the chopped garlic. Sauté the vegetables separately, all cut in julienne (the carrot also peeled). Add the tofu to the dressing, mix well and pour over the vegetables.
Sweet and sour rolls of meat
Also known as “wrapped children”, they are delicious and easy to make. You will need: eight beef steaks, eight strips of bacon, eight plum raisins without a pit, logs of celery, two cups of vegetable broth or meat, four tablespoons of soy sauce, three teaspoons of sugar , salt, pepper and a spoonful of corn starch.
Take a steak and a room. In the center place a strip of bacon, a prune raisin and a trunk of celery. Make a roll. Repeat with all the steaks and place in a dish. Season with pepper and broth. Mix soy sauce and sugar in another container and pour also. Take to the oven covering with aluminum foil, for 45 minutes. The broth resulting from the cooking is placed in a saucepan and heated over medium heat. Incorporates corn starch. This mixture that has been formed should be poured over the rolls.
Apple, walnut and goat cheese salad
An ideal dish as a starter, very fresh for summer and with flavors that will be a delight for your palate. The perfect combination for a light lunch. The ingredients are 170 grams of fresh spinach, 60 grams of goat cheese cut very small, ¼ cup of red onion cut into rings, half a cup of chopped walnuts and a red apple peeled and cut into slices. For the dressing you need four tablespoons of lemon juice, three tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, two tablespoons of honey, salt and pepper.
Simply place the chopped or chopped ingredients in a container as appropriate and separately mix the components of the dressing in the following order: lemon juice, olive oil, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour into the salad and bring to the refrigerator until serving.
Prawns, coconut and basil croquettes
The ingredients for this wonderful bittersweet recipe are: 300 grams of peeled prawns, 150 grams of flour, a liter of coconut milk, 180 grams of butter, 100 grams of onion, basil to taste and three cloves of garlic. To make sweet and sour sauce, honey , chives, ketchup, green pepper and red pepper.
Stir fry the garlic and the finely chopped chives in butter. When golden brown, place the chopped prawns. Sauté and add the flour, then stir well pour the coconut milk little by little while mixing to avoid lumps. Cook over low heat. Add the chopped basil and cook five more minutes. Let it cool. Form the croquettes, first pass flour, then egg and finally bread crumbs. Fried in hot and abundant oil. Accompany with the sweet and sour sauce: cut the peppers and chives very well, add the ketchup and honey and mix well.
Chicken legs with sweet and sour sauce
The necessary ingredients are: chicken legs, olive oil, onion, salt, pepper, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar , tomato concentrate, orange juice and water.
Thoroughly clean the thighs and place them in a container. Season and spread with olive oil. Take to the oven and cook for one hour at 180 ° C. Cut the onion into thin strips, fry in a pan with olive oil and the pot covered, for half an hour. Add the vinegar, sugar, tomato, orange juice and soy sauce. Cook over low heat until thick. Serve the chicken thighs and pour over the sweet and sour sauce.
Sweet and sour tropical salad
The necessary ingredients are: four leaves of lettuce, ten strawberries, a chopped red apple, a peeled tangerine, five tablespoons of cream, one teaspoon of cream of milk, a few drops of lemon juice and salt to taste.
Cut the lettuce with your hand, peel the tangerine and remove the seeds. Place the apple in squares and the strawberries in sheets in the container. Apart mix cream of milk, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Beat well so it does not cut. Add to the salad and bring to the refrigerator until consumed.