CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Pork PizzaioliThis makes a quick and simple dinner.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This makes a quick and simple dinner.
½ cup low-sodium pasta sauce
6 pitted black olives, cut in half
2 teaspoons minced garlic
Several drops hot pepper sauce
Salt, freshly ground pepper
¾ pound pork tenderloin
Olive oil spray
Put pasta sauce, olives, garlic in microwave-safe bowl. Cover, microwave on high 1 minute, or place in a medium-size saucepan, simmer 2 minutes, until heated through. Add hot pepper sauce, salt, pepper to taste. Cover, set aside. Cut pork almost in half lengthwise. Do not cut all the way through; it should open like book. Heat medium-size nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil. Add pork. Brown 2 minutes. Turn and brown second side 2 minutes. Add salt, pepper to taste to the cooked side. Lower heat to medium, cover with lid, cook 4 more minutes, until meat thermometer reads 145 degrees. Remove from the skillet, cut in half, and spoon sauce on top.
Yield: Serves 2.
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