Wednesday, May 30, 2007
A surprise ending
--Caramelized Pork Slices
Caramelized Pork Slices
Taste of Home Cookbook Copyright 2006
1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin cut into 1-inch thick slices
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt I used 1/4 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Flatten pork slices to 1/2-in. thickness. In a nonstick skillet, brown pork in oil over medium-high heat. Remove and keep warm.
In the same skillet, saute garlic for 1 minute; stir in the brown sugar, orange juice, molasses, salt and pepper. Return pork to pan; cook, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until pork is no longer pink.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3 ounces glazed cooked meat) equals 200 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
I was a little bit worried while making this. I thought it was going to be too sweet and I thought the molasses flavor might be too strong. But, what do I know? It all came together nicely in the end. The pork was coated with a slightly sweet sauce but it wasn't overpowering. The garlic and the pan juices mellowed it out. This was very good for something so fast and simple to put together.
On Friday, I made my first trip to the 'auction' (farmer's market) since last year. I wasn't sure that I was going to make the trip so I had already purchased my produce for the week. This was just a scouting trip and oh my, did they have a lot of nice looking produce and plenty of plants too.
What did I end up buying? Cookbooks! I try to stay away from them but it's impossible. The used book man had lots of them to choose from and the prices were good. Now I'll be tempted every time I go to the auction and I plan to get there often.
Blast From The Past: Pork Steak Diane from November 2006. I forgot all about the cookbook that recipe is from. It's so small - it gets lost.
Question of the Day: Do you visit any sort of farmer's market on a regular basis?