So I'm at work this morning and believe it or not, we were having another send-off, with all sorts of goodies. ( Let me preface this by saying I made bagels last night and had already consumed two of them prior to this.)
So I'm chowing on a slice of Jane's breakfast pie, which was like a quiche with bacon and sausage and my god it was good- when I received a complaint about the blog , well not so much a complaint,more like a request......
Unknowingly (he he he.....) I have been posting a lot of high calorie recipes. So the request was put forth, almost a challenge of sorts to see if I could post something lower in calories, but still flavorful.
Well, faithful readers I'm not one to back down from a challenge, even a lower fat one, so after a little research I found this recipe-
Pork Tenderloin with a Ginger-Maple sauce from Cooking Light .
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
- Cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons bottled ground fresh ginger
- 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub pork with spice mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat; add pork. Cook 6 minutes; brown on all sides. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 155°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
While pork bakes, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Add ginger, and cook 4 minutes. Stir in broth and syrup, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring broth mixture to a boil; cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Cut pork into 1/4-inch-thick slices; serve with sauce.
Maple syrup and ginger just sound right for the tenderloin.
So Laura,there it is. give it a whirl, I know I am.