Saturday, February 18, 2012
All About Pork Publix Special and Giveaway!
I've been eating a lot of pork lately! It's a great part of a balanced and healthier diet. It's good and good for you!!! My dad's ribs are my favorite pork dish, but like most others, I am drawn to the smell of bacon! Bacon alone or wrapping anything (bacon is the best packaging for most food!) is my weakness. Since I am eating healthier, I have skipped the bacon and rediscovered why pork is so wonderful. This four week challenge has taught me great recipes and I am excited to share a few of my latest finds with you!
Tonight, I made something very basic, but oh so good! It took me about ten minutes, start to finish-including prep time! I made Pork Cutlets with my very special Pork Chop Seasoning Blend from Penzeys. The seasoning contains salt, granulated garlic, white pepper, onion, ginger, and natural hickory smoke flavor. I simply dusted the cutlets with the seasoning and heated a few tbsp of olive oil in a cast iron skillet. When the oil was hot, I put my cutlets in the pan and turned them when they were done on one side. I inserted my new meat thermometer and removed my cutlets when they reached 145 degrees. I let them rest and then we enjoyed them!
I also want to share another great recipe I found!
Grilled Thai Tenderloin Cutlets
Recipe from PorkBeInspired.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes prep, Cook Time: 10 minutes cook
2 Pork Tenderloins
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon garlic chili paste
2 tablespoons fresh mint, minced
sandwich buns, (optional)
Cut tenderloins crosswise into 1-inch pieces; flatten with heel of hand to about 1/8-inch thickness and place in shallow pan. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over pork cutlets; cover and refrigerate for up to four hours. Remove pork from marinade (discard remaining marinade) and grill over medium-hot coals just until nicely browned; about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve on sandwich buns if desired.
The versatility of pork tenderloin makes it the perfect centerpiece for an outdoor meal. These cutlets add an exotic touch to your patio dinner. Serve on buns along with Sesame Cucumbers.
Calories: 132 calories
Protein: 20 grams
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 649 milligrams
Cholesterol: 60 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Random Safety Tip:
Cover a plate with plastic wrap to carry pork to the grill. Throw away. Use the clean plate carry food back in!
The National Pork Board and Publix would like to offer my readers a special giveaway! One winner will receive a prize pack which includes:
8- $5 Publix pork coupons
Reusable grocery bag
To enter, US readers, leave a comment and tell me your favorite pork dish from all the recipes I've mentioned during this challenge! Click to find my Heart-y and Healthy Valentines, Game Day, and Good and Good For You recipes!
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Giveaway ends midnight, Feb. 25, 2012. Good Luck!
I hope you will be inspired to eat pork as part of a healthy, balanced diet and try these recipes! Download recipes here and get inspired by pork on Facebook! Win with Pork on Facebook and follow @allaboutpork on twitter and look out for the #PublixforPork hashtag! Visit Publix before February 22 because pork sirloin cutlets will be the special!
Disclosure: I was asked to be a part of this special campaign through The Motherhood, National Pork Board, and Publix. I received gift cards (and other goodies!) to purchase my ingredients. I was also compensated for my time and efforts to share my experience.