Thai Peanut Pork Tenderloin with Snow Peas and Sticky Rice

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I’m addicted to Asian recipes! So many bold flavors; tangy, spicy, and my favorite, ‘peanutty’.  Enjoy this one. It’s a winner for sure. To make short work of this meal, be sure to get your rice started and your oven preheated.

 

Sticky Rice

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 3 cups water
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring water and rice to a boil.
  2. Reduce to low, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes. If you are using brown jasmine, follow the package instructions for cooking times.
  3. Remove cover and fluff with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 120g Calories 154 Fat .3 Carbs 33 Fiber .5 Protein 3.

Thai Peanut Pork Tenderloin

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, pressed

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, combine coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, and garlic. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. Place the upper rack in the upper position.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil. If you have a cast iron grated grill pan, place it in the center of the sheet.
  5. Put the baking sheet and grill pan in the oven to heat while you prepare the tenderloin.
  6. Trim silver skin from tenderloin and slice in half length-wise.
  7. Baste tenderloin with 1/2 of the peanut sauce.
  8. Roast for 8 minutes, flip, and roast another 8-10 minutes or until barely pink in the center.
  9. Let tenderloin rest for about 5 minutes and then slice and serve with remaining peanut sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 213g Calories 410 Fat 24 Carbs 14 Fiber 2.4 Protein 37.

Snow Peas

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sauté peas in olive oil over medium high heat until they begin to brown slightly on the edges and are bright green.
  2. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 117g Calories 78 Fat 4 Sat Fat 1 Sodium 5 Carbs 8 Fiber 3 Sugars 4 Protein 3.

NOTES

KID NOTE:  The kids did very well with this meal. The meat was perfect with or without extra sauce. And they loved the crunchiness of the snow peas.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Broil or sauté firm tofu in place of the pork.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS:  Use tamari instead of soy sauce.

 

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