Last updated on November 21st, 2017 at 01:41 pm
Last Sunday was a huge cooking day for me as it was meal prep Sunday for this week. I had a busy week at work and didn’t really have time to make breakfast, lunch or dinners every day. I made myself a bunch of Asian recipes, which is very typical for me since I live in Japan, and worked on a soy-free and sugar-free sauce for a Paleo Sweet and Sour sauce!
The sweet and sour sauces here usually use either ketchup, corn starch or soy sauce to make it, but I wanted to try and make one without those ingredients. For this recipe, I didn’t feel the need to coat the pork pieces in a batter like my Keto Fried Chicken as I thought a bit of sprinkled coconut flour would do the trick and didn’t want to add more protein grams, fat or calories by pork rinds, parmesan or almond flour. I made a few batches of the sauce, first with some ketchup, less vinegar and so on, but the tomato paste was the best option because it was less carbs than the ketchup I had on hand. You can get some reduced sugar ketchup back in North America, but not in Japan so I just stuck with tomato paste and it tasted the same anyway so great!
A few weeks ago I went to bi-annual ceramics festival held here in Japan where artists from everywhere around Japan come and sell their pieces! This was one of the plates I bought and I am in LOVE! It’s so pretty and goes well with all of the food that I photograph on it! I also photographed my Roasted Vegetable Terrine on it a couple of weeks ago and it looked wonderful!
All in all, this was a great meal to prep and I was very proud of it! My Japanese boyfriend didn’t noticed it tasted any different from the real deal which means it was a huge success 🙂 If you want to try another Asian recipe that I have which is also paleo, you can try my Beef and Asparagus Stir-fry with lotus root!
Low Carb Paleo Sweet & Sour Pork
- In a small bowl, mix the sweet and sour sauce.
- Cut the peppers into 1 inch diamond shapes. Dice the onion into large pieces. Slice the carrot in half and slice it really thinly. Cut the pork roast into bite size pieces.
- Sprinkle the salt, pepper and coconut flour all over the pork pieces.
- Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil into a frying pan and add the pork pieces to it. Cook on all sides for 2-3 minutes. Take out of the frying pan and clean the pan with some kitchen paper.
- Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to the same frying pan and add all of the veggies. Cook for a couple of minutes until somewhat tender, but still crunchy. Add the cooked pork and mix together. Pour the sweet and sour sauce all over and cook for a minute making sure the sauce has coated everything properly.
- It's then ready to serve!
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