12 Recipes to Satisfy Your Craving For Sweet and Sour

This combo is always, always delicious.

What makes sweet and sour so delicious? Perhaps it's how it mimics that moment of a citrusy fruit's life where it's just the perfect amount of ripeness-delightfully sweet and refreshingly tangy! Nothing plays with your palate quite like the two strong tastes reaching the perfect balance. Restaurants always seem to get it right because it's such a refreshing, easy flavor combo. You know what?  You certainly can pull if off, too. In fact, you can enjoy sweet and sour right at home in more ways that's available on restaurant menus.

Pork

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1 Sweet and Sour Pork

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Super basic, and super delicious. You can't go wrong with this classic. A staple at Chinese restaurants, this sweet and sour pork dish makes for a sure hit. 

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2 Pork Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

There's something intangibly satisfying about biting into a good meatball. Skip the cliched marinara and go for a sweet and sour sauce!

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3 Pork Steaks with Tomato-Pineapple Salsa Recipe

You can use easy-to-cook pork steaks for a sweet and sour combo. Unlike most of the recipes in this list, you don't have to go extra saucy to hit those flavor notes. The fresh salsa is the burst of bright flavor in this dish.

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4 Grilled Caribbean Spiced Pork Belly

This smoky barbecue isn't like the ones you've had before. Spiced up differently, this is a dish you and your family will enjoy this new and delicious experience.

Chicken

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5 Stir-Fried Honey Orange Chicken Recipe

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Can't wait until Panda Express makes it to our shores? You can beat them to it with your own orange chicken at home!

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6 Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken is a perfectly battered crunchy chicken coated in a sweet, tangy, bright yellow sauce that fills a room with its citrusy, delicious scent. We can't get enough of it!

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Seafood

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7 Sweet and Sour Squid Recipe

Your crispy calamari comes to life with a zesty tomato-pineapple sauce. Improve your squid ring game with this recipe. 

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8 Fish Escabeche Recipe

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Hit those sweet and sour notes with this classic Filipino recipe. It's always extra useful to learn and master local recipes!

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9 Catfish Salad Recipe

Catfish has a distinct flavor and a crispy, flaky and tender texture that's unlike any other fish. Combined with the perfect drizzle of spicy, umami-packed sauce and mixed with crunchy, sweet-sour, julienned green mangoes, it's simply divine.

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10 Sweet and Sour Tilapia Fillets Recipe

Fish always, always finds a home in sour notes. The acid of citrus fruits always bring out the tenderness and flavor of the fish. That applies to this recipe. So why not try this new way to have tilapia?

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11 Tamarind Shrimp Skewers Recipe

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Tamarind isn't just for sinigang. Use its acidity to bring out the sweet tenderness of shrimp with this grilled recipe. We promise that you will definitely love it.

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12 Tamarind Fish on Bagoong Rice Recipe

Take a break from pineapples, calamansi, and lemon from your usual acids and use tamarind. Eating it with bagoong rice is a no-fail satisfying meal to make you smile.

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So many recipes to choose from! Pick any of these recipes and you won't go wrong!

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