This Peri-Peri Pork loin is classic Africa dish, with a healthy twist, made in a skillet, in a delicious, spicy, hot Peri-Peri Tomato Sauce, perfect for a quick dinner. Lightly seasoned pork medallions and oven-roasted caramelized cauliflower “steaks” come together for a simple, tasty Lean & Green meal perfect for any time of year! This recipe features peri peri seasoning, which is a popular ingredient in African cooking. Don’t have peri peri seasoning? Try an equal amount of cayenne pepper instead.
Peri-Peri Pork: Serves 4 Total Time: 45 minutes
4 roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 tsp canola oil
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ tsp each: salt & ground black pepper, divided
1 medium head cauliflower (about 1¼ lbs.)
1¾ lbs. pork tenderloin, sliced into ½-inch thick medallions
2 tbsp peri-peri seasoning
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 425⁰F.
In a bowl, toss tomatoes with oil, thyme, garlic, and one eighth teaspoon of salt and pepper. Place tomatoes (cut-side up) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 40 minutes.
Cut cauliflower lengthwise through the core in ½-inch slices to make ‘steaks.’ Place cauliflower steaks on a separate baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and season with one eighth teaspoon of salt and pepper. Spray tops of cauliflower with cooking spray, and roast for about 30 minutes or until caramelized.
Preheat grill. Rub pork medallions with peri-peri seasoning. Grill medallions for about 2 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 145⁰F.
Serve pork medallions with cauliflower steak and roasted tomatoes; garnish with cilantro if desired.
Per serving: 300 calories, 10g fat, 10g carbohydrate, 43g protein
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Did you know studies show: that substituting lean pork for beef or chicken led to less body fat and better heart health.
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