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Old 06-10-2009, 11:22 AM   #35
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Johnlatte's Thai Caramel Pork

Very cool dish. Great for entertaining. Realitive easy if you like to cook. Have done in home cooking classes with this one. Not for the first week.

Mis en place:
1 cup unsweetned light coconut milk (you could use almond milk or a mix)
1 t brown sugar Splenda
1/4 cup Asian fish sauce
1/2 cup shallots, sliced thin
1/2 t caynne
cooking spray of choice
1 lb pork tenderloin
1 t rice vinegar

process:
1. Pour coconut milk and brown sugar sweetner into heavy saucepan and simmer uncovered over medium high heat until slightly thick and light brown.
2. Add fish sauce and shallots, reduce heat and cook, stirring briefly for about 5 minutes. Add pepper and set aside to cool.
3 in a large non stick skillet (a big cast iron one works great). heat the cooking spray until hot, but not smoking. Sear pork on 1 side for about 2 minutes, then turn and sear on the other side for about 1 minute.
4. Reduce heat to medium, cover skillet and cook pork for 10-12 minute, until cooked through. Remove pork from pan and slice thinly on the diagonal.
5. Deglaze the pan with vinegar, scraping down the brown bits. Add reserved sauce and stir over low heat for 2 mins. Add pork to coat and turn off the heat.

Nutritionals
This makes 4 servings

Cals: 228.49
protein 23.92g
Fat 10.79g
Carbs 6.01g
Chol. 0g
Fiber .06g
Sodium: 1165.17 < this is a lot, so if you soak up the water, you might want to avoid.
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