EatingWell Serves Two
A vibrant mango sauce--also great with chicken or fish--will have you dreaming of warm and balmy Key West. Serve it with brown basmati rice and a salad of mixed greens.
Active Time: 25 minutes |
Total Time: 30 minutes
8 ounces pork tenderloin, (see Tips for Two), trimmed of fat
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dry sherry, (see Note)
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1 medium mango, peeled and diced
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Rub pork with rosemary, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat oil in a medium oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat; add the pork and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the pork registers 145° F for medium, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.
Return the pan to medium-high heat. (Use caution because the handle will still be very hot.) Add sugar, vinegar, sherry and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted, about 1 minute. Stir in mango and remove from the heat. Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Slice the pork and serve with the sauce.
Per serving :
6 g Fat;
2 g Sat;
3 g Mono;
63 mg Cholesterol;
30 g Carbohydrates;
23 g Protein;
2 g Fiber;
328 mg Sodium;
528 mg Potassium
2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat
Tips & Notes
Tips for Two: Tightly wrap leftover pork tenderloin and freeze for up to 6 months. Dice and add to soups; add strips to stir-fries; sauté with potatoes and onions for a quick hash.
Note: The “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets can be surprisingly high in sodium. We prefer dry sherry, sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.