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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions

Continuing our time of healthy eating, this recipe was inspired by Clean Eating magazine, but the recipe is not online.  This is one of the least successful healthy meals I've made recently. It was ok, but I wouldn't make it again. I do love the colours though!

I used a pork sirloin chop, large red onion, chili pepper, orange, apple, sweet potatoes and broccoli.  Also, soy sauce, which didn't show up for the picture.

Thinly slice the onion.

And saute it in oil for about 30 minutes until caramelized.

Meanwhile, peel and chop the sweet potatoes and boil them until tender.

While all that is cooking, chop the chilis...

... and zest the orange.  This microplane is a lifesaver for zesting.

Here the onions have cooked down for a while and are getting nice and brown.

Slide the onions to one side of the pan and raise the heat, then add the pork.

Once the pork is browned, add the broccoli, apples and sweet potatoes, the orange zest and juice and lots of soy sauce.  

I served this over basmati rice.  It was ok but something was missing. The sweet potatoes were a little dry and the dish lacked contrast. I can't put my finger on what the problem was, and we certainly ate it all, but we didn't love it.

Oh well, they can't all be winners.  

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