Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Garlic Stuck Pork Loin

Here's another great simple recipe that is quick and easy to prepare, while bringing plenty of flavor.


Pork Tenderloin (or a full pork loin if you're feeding the whole football team)

5 cloves of garlic

5 carrots

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of pepper


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees

Slice each clove of garlic lengthwise into 5 or 6 pieces.

Stab garlic into pork loin like you're the witch doctor and it's the new missionary on the island.  (Descriptive enough for ya?)

Braise pork loin in frying pan until outside is browned (3 minutes per side), adding salt as it cooks.

Peel carrots and slice diagonally into 2 inch pieces.

Remove pork loin from frying pan and place in 9 x 13 baking dish.

Add carrots and pepper.

Place in oven for approximately 40 minutes, or until internal temperature of pork loin reaches 170 degrees.

The last time I made this, I added some sliced plantains to the pan for the final 15 minutes, giving it a nice Caribbean flavor.

Nutritional info (assuming a 5 oz. piece of the pork) courtesy of Fitday:

Calories: 450

Fat: 29

Carbohydrate: 5

Protein: 41

Add a salad, and you're all set for the night!

Train smart; Eat right!

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