Caribbean Pork Bowl
photo by Lavender Lynn
- Ready In:
- 4 -6 tomatillos, quartered
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup white onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, lightly packed
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (second measurement)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed, cut in 1 1/2-inch cubes
- 1⁄2 lb kielbasa, cut into 8 pieces
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- Blanch tomatillos in boiling water for 5 minutes or until they begin to soften.
- Remove husk, drain and rinse in cold water.
- Pulse tomatillos with pineapple, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, sugar, and salt in a processor or blender until finely chopped.
- Cover and chill.
- Blend spices.
- Toss trimmed pork with spice mixture.
- Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
- Saute pork for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in kielbasa and garlic.
- Saute an additional 5 minutes or until kielbasa begins to brown, stirring to keep the garlic from burning.
- Deglaze with lime juice and boil until syrupy, 1-2 minutes.
- Serve with black beans and rice, and top with tomatillo salsa.
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I did this exactly to plan except, well, overdid everything a little. It was delicious! The salsa is both sweet and spicy; sometimes it seems the celantro dominates, sometimes the pineapple, and the spice mix on the pork loin is perfect. We served this with a packaged black beans and rice kit, and the salsa was great with that too. (P.) Made for Zaar World Tour 5.
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