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Pork tenderloin on sweet potato puree

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Are you planning a dinner party this weekend ? Here’s a crowd-pleaser ! The flavour of the sweet potato lends itself so well to pork. This plate is not only delicious, it is colourful and eye-catching.
A surefire hit ! And if Mother Nature cooperates, you can also prepare the meat on the grill.

Yield : 4 portions
Calories: 395 | Carbs: 57g | Fat: 5g | Protein : 31.5g

Ingredients:

1 lb pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon mild smoked paprika
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil ( for cooking )
salt and pepper to taste

Sweet potato puree

3 cups sweet potato, peeled and cubed
½ cup partly skimmed milk
pepper to taste

Vegetable side-dish

1 cup carrots, peeled and cut
1 cup Brussel sprouts, cut in half
1 cup fresh fennel (Italian celery), thinly sliced

 
Preparation
Cut pork tenderloin into 1 inch slices and set aside. In a bowl, combine lemon juice, garlic powder, paprika, coriander, and hot pepper flakes. Coat the pork slices with this mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

To prepare the puree ; Place potatoes in a pot and add just enough water to cover them. Cook on medium heat until fork tender. Once cooked, drain the water, add milk and pepper, and mash until smooth. Keep warm.

To prepare the vegetables ; In another pot, steam the vegetable mixture for 5 to 7 minutes. Once cooked, keep warm.

Heat oil in a pan and cook pork slices to desired doneness.

Presentation
Once the meat is cooked, your are ready for the presentation. Place sweet potato puree on bottom of serving platter, surround the puree with vegetable mixture and finally, place pork tenderloin slices on top of puree. Serve immediately.

 

By Karine Larose

Author
Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Karine Larose is a kinesiologist, Director of Marketing and Communications and Spokesperson for Nautilus Plus who specializes in fitness motivation. She authored The Guide to Healthier Living, penned the book 10-4 The Healthy Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks and released her third work called Zero Diet: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Success, all by Les Éditions du TRÉCARRÉ. Karine has launched a series of exercise DVDs entitled 30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus and is featured on the ULTIME FIT online platform. Many TV shows and radio stations regularly request Karine’s point of view on physical exercise issues and points of interest.


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