Want to know how to get dinner made with real food on the table in about 30 minutes without stopping for take-out?
It’s easy to have a delicious dinner on the table quickly when you start with the right ingredients. I am going to share with you how to make two easy meals using Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The first meal is Pork Medallions and Maple-Kissed Brussels Sprouts. The second is Pork Cobb Salad, which is a great way to use any leftover pork (if you have any left over!).
Start by picking a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork flavor. Smithfield Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie Tenderloin pairs well with Maple-Kissed Brussels Sprouts. It’s also great in Pork Cobb Salad. Once you have your pork loin filet, it’s time to preheat your grill to high heat.
While the grill is heating, saute one pound of sliced Brussels sprouts and a tablespoon of minced garlic in 1/4 cup of olive oil for about 8 minutes on medium heat. (If you can’t find sliced Brussels sprouts, you can process whole Brussels sprouts in a food processor using a slicing blade.) Be sure to stir occasionally. Add 1/4 cup bacon bits and 2-4 tablespoons of maple syrup. Let it cook for an additional 2 minutes and you have one very tasty side dish.
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork comes with directions on how to cook the whole loin filet. To speed up the cooking time, I cut it into 3/4 inch thick medallions and then grill them over direct high heat for 6 to 8 minutes. (Always be sure to cook pork to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees.)
I am working on finding ways to plate my meals to make them look as though they are being served at a restaurant. So for this meal, I place some of the cooked Brussels sprouts on my plate and top it with pork medallions. I round the meal out with some fresh corn and bam! A real meal made with real ingredients in less than 30 minutes.
The second meal that I want to tell you about is the Pork Cobb Salad. Traditionally a cobb salad is made with chicken, avocado, bacon, tomato, and blue cheese, give or take a few ingredients. You can use whatever you have on hand. Start with a bed of salad greens and top with chopped pork, bacon bits, tomatoes, cheese, and diced eggs. Have avocado? Go ahead and put some on the salad. Pork tenderloin works very well in this salad. Trust me.
Look for Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in the fresh meat section at Walmart. You’ll find it in the pork section, naturally.