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Pork Tenderloin with Red and Yellow Peppers

This recipe was pretty easy to put together, and it was good. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that this was the first time I used anchovies instead of anchovy paste. They dissolve, but for some reason, the bones ended up bugging me. Anyway, we enjoyed the sweetness and crunch from the bell peppers, and the balsamic at the end finished it off nicely. I served it with some Israeli couscous with garlic, peas and Parmesan.

Pork Tenderloin with Red and Yellow Peppers
Cooking Light January 2011

Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1/2 cup bell pepper mixture)

1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick medallions
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided
4 canned anchovy fillets, drained and mashed
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch strips
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; turn pork over. Add 1 teaspoon rosemary, anchovies, garlic, and bell peppers; cook 7 minutes or until peppers are tender and pork is done. Drizzle with vinegar. Top with remaining 1/2 teaspoon rosemary.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 215
Fat: 10.1g (sat 2.7g,mono 5.4g,poly 1.2g)
Protein: 25.2g
Carbohydrate: 5g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 78mg
Iron: 2mg
Sodium: 441mg
Calcium: 26mg

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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