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Jamaican Sweet And Sour Pork
The Classic Recipe!

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I grew up on pork. My grandparents (who I grew up with) were esteemed farmers in the community who reared several animals, including yes, pigs.

And so we had the luxury of having all varieties of meat, and the best of it, including pork!

And so, pork - stewed, boiled with gungo peas soup, or stewed pork, were some of the delicacies we enjoyed!

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And although I don't fancy pork anymore, a personal decision I took a few years ago because of health reasons, I take great pleasure in sharing the recipe for this delectable dish!

So here you go! The classic recipe for Sweet And Sour Pork, Jamaican style!

Jamaican Sweet & Sour Pork Recipe



  • 1 pound of lean pork marinated (cut in 1 inch cubes)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

For Sauce and Garnish

  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cooking sherry
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 cup pickled cucumber
  • 1/4 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded pineapple
  • Oil for frying


  1. Rub seasonings and sherry into pork and fry in shallow fat until golden brown.

  2. Drain fried pork and dredge with flour.

  3. Shake of the excess flour and and coat pieces with batter.

  4. Fry in deep fat until brown.

For Sauce:

  1. Add the pickles, carrots and the pineapple slices and cook in approximately 2 tablespoons of oil for five minutes.

  2. Add the soy sauce, the water, the sugar and vinegar. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

  3. Blend the corn flour with 1 tablespoon water and stir in.

  4. Add salt to taste and simmer for 5 minutes longer.

  5. Pour the sauce over the fried pork, then... 

  6. Garnish with vegetables.

That's it! Go now and enjoy this sumptuous option to your pork.

I Should Tell You....

  • Sweet and sour pork is typically a dinner item, but is also a feature of lunch for many local restaurants in Jamaica.

  • Sweet and sour Pork is usually served with  white rice, but is also had with popular Jamaican ground provisions, including boiled yam, green bananas and dumplings.

  • I should also remind you that we proudly inherited sweet and sour  from the Chinese who came to Jamaica (see what did the different ethnic groups bring to jamaica), and today it is one of our sought after dishes.

If not yet done, be sure to check out our Ackee & Saltfish recipe

Watch YouTube Video! Here's A Spicy Sweet & Sour Pork Recipe Video 

Yes, this one, by Debbie, is slightly different from our recipe above, but the essence of it is the same. Enjoy!

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References For Jamaican Sweet And Sour Pork Recipe

  1. Hepburn, Laurel. Jamaica's Finest Taste For All Seasons, 1998
  2. Simpson, Joanne, M. Why Heritage, "A Guide To The Importance Of Our Jamaican Story"

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