Grilled Pork with Peanut Sauce
Serve this grilled pork with steamed brown rice. A refreshing accompaniment might be a sweet-hot cucumber salad. You can make one quickly by tossing diced cucumber with some rice vinegar seasoned to taste with sugar and red pepper flakes, depending on your tolerance for heat.
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 teaspoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 slices (1 ounce each) firm-textured white bread, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat the broiler or grill (with a grill topper, if possible) to medium heat. In a food processor, combine the water, peanut butter, vinegar, and sugar, and process until smooth. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl.

2. In the same processor bowl (no need to clean), combine the meat and garlic, and process until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the crumbled bread, milk, ketchup, scallions, ginger, and salt. Shape the mixture into 8 log shapes. Skewer each log onto two 8-inch skewers.

3. Spray the broiler pan (or grill topper, off the heat) with nonstick cooking spray. Broil or grill the pork, turning once, for 7 minutes, or until the pork is browned and cooked through. Serve with the peanut sauce on the side.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 244 calories, 8.3g total fat (2.3g saturated), 68mg cholesterol, 1g dietary fiber (.2g soluble), 14g carbohydrate, 27g protein, 638mg sodium.
Good source of: niacin, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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