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Italian Pork Skillet

Italian Pork SkilletItalian seasonings, tender chunks of pork tenderloin, a summer medley of vegetables go into this skillet dinner. Serve with garlic sticks and a mixed green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound pork tenderloin
1 small eggplant
1 medium summer squash
2 tablespoons olive oil - divided use
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 small red pepper, cut into thin strips
1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Cooking Directions:

  1. Partially freeze tenderloin; cut pork diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices; quarter the slices.
  2. Cut squash lengthwise in half. Place on flat sides and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  3. In a skillet, brown half the pork in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil, stirring constantly; remove from pan. Add the remaining pork; cook, stirring constantly till pork is browned. Remove pork and sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper.
  4. Place the remaining olive oil, eggplant and minced garlic in skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.
  5. Add squash, onion, red pepper, Italian seasoning, and 3/4 teaspoon salt; cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Combine water and cornstarch; stir into vegetables.
  7. Return pork to skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or till thickened, stirring occasionally.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 243 calories Protein 26 grams Fat 10 grams Sodium 861 milligrams Cholesterol 67 milligrams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.