Monday, January 31, 2011

pro bowl pork

On Sunday, two of our favorite things came together {football and Hawaii for Mark, food and Hawaii for me}. The Pro Bowl, played this year at the Aloha Stadium, was on and Mark and I decided to try a new island-inspired recipe: glazed pork tenderloin with pineapple from my new favorite cookbook Great Food Fast.

It was absolutely perfect and really, what's more Hawaiian than pork and pineapples? Check out the quick and easy recipe below.

Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple 
{from Everyday Food Great Food Fast}

Serves 4 | Prep time: 15 minutes | Total time 45 minutes

What you'll need
4 slices (each 1/2 inch thick) fresh pineapple {we love pineapple, so we used more}
3 tablespoons dark hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic glove, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
Quick Ginger Sauce (recipe follows)

How to make
1. Heat the broiler. Place the pineapple slices on a foil-lined baking sheet.

2. In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic and mustard.

3. Place the pork on a broiler pan fitted with a rack. Brush with the hoisin mixture; season with salt and pepper.

4. Place the pork in the broiler, about 4 inches from the heat; place the pineapple in the oven. {Note: if your broiler is located inside the oven, rather than in a separate compartment underneath, place the pork on the top shelf and the pineapple on the shelf below}. Broil the pork until it registers 155 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the broiler (let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing; the temperature will rise to 160 degrees F as the pork sits). Turn the pineapple slices; cook until browned in spots, about 10 minutes more.

5. Halve the pineapple slices; arrange on a platter with the sliced pork. Drizzle the pork with the pan juices; season with salt and pepper. Serve with the quick ginger sauce.

Quick Ginger Sauce

What you'll need
2 tablespoons dark hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce {we used lower sodium}
Fresh ground pepper

How to make
In a small bowl, stir together the hoisin sauce, pineapple juice, ginger and soy sauce; season with pepper.

Can you believe it's healthy, too?

Here's the breakdown : per serving

292 calories
6.3 grams fat
36.3 grams protein
23.4 grams carbs
1.1 grams fiber

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