Saturday, September 29, 2012

Michael Symon's Italian Pork


Olivia saw this recipe on the television show, "The Chew."  She made it and fell in love with it.  Instead of pork tenderloin on skewers she substituted pork chops,  She also had leftover pine nut mixture that she used on a salad as a warm dressing.  Mouth watering yet?  You have to love recipes that easily morph into something else!  Makes leftovers so much more interesting and appealing don't you think?  You are going to want to try this one!

Michael Symon's Italian Pork


1 pound Pork Tenderloin (cut into 1-inch cubes)
1/2 cup Pine Nuts
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Golden Raisins (soaked in water for 30 minutes and then drained)
2 cloves Garlic (sliced)
Juice and Zest of 1 Orange
1/2 Bunch Parsley (leaves only)
Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

1 pound arugula
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
pinch of crushed red pepper chile flakes

salt and pepper


1) Soak 6-inch skewers in warm water with a sprinkle of salt for at least half an hour.

2) Preheat grill or grillpan to medium-high.

3) Skewer the pork tenderloin cubes, and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side

4) Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the pine nuts and fry. Once golden brown, add the garlic, raisins, Orange Zest and Juice, and chili flakes and combine. Remove from heat, add the parsley, and pour the sauce over the skewers to serve.

5) Toss arugula with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve with skewers.

This is the warm raisin, pine nut, and orange juice mixture in the pan.

Warm pine nut mixture piled on a pork chop...  
(I seriously wish I could eat this meal again right now.  It is THAT good! -Olivia)

Left over raisin, pine nut mixture makes a DELICIOUS warm salad dressing the next day.

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