Easy Pork Curry

Easy Pork Curry

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Did the word easy get your attention? It got mine when I first saw this recipe. Dinner for 6 in 75 minutes, I just had to try it. Turned out pretty good. So here it is.

Ingredients

  • Boneless pork shoulder roast (2 lbs) cut into 1inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil (divided)
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp of ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp of curry powder
  • 2 cups of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can of coconut milk (light)
  • 1 cup of chicken stock
  • 4 cups of cooked basmati rice
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Directions

  1. In a large stock pot, over high heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and onion. Cook 3-5 minutes until onions are transparent.
  2. Lower heat to medium, add garlic and ginger. Stir constantly for 1 minute.
  3. Add curry powder and stir for 15 seconds.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, coconut milk and chicken stock and stir until well blended.
  5. In a large skillet, over high heat, add 1 tbsp of oil and cubed pork, working in batches if necessary. Sear pork on all sides, approximately, 1-3 minutes.
  6. Add pork to curry mixture and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes .
  7. Serve with basmati rice and topped with cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories 365
  • Fat 16 g
  • Sugar 7.4 g
  • Carbohydrates 20 g
  • Protein 37.2 g
  • Fibre 4.8 g

This was an easy recipe to make. If you are watching your carbs or need to be careful on what carbs you eat that might spike your blood glucose, you might want to switch the basmati rice for brown converted rice, or even a tortilla. The nutritional facts are with basmati rice. You can also make this with the other white meat, chicken.

Have fun and remember to make it your own.

Skillet Pork Curry with Apples

Skillet Pork Curry with Apples

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Pork is a very versatile and economic meat. Pork tenderloin is often readily available. If you don’t like pork, you can easily sub this with chicken or turkey breast.

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Ingredients

  • 1 to 1-1/2 pork tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger root
  • 2 red skinned apples cored and cubed
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp of flour
  • 1 cup of low fat plain yogourt
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts

Directions

  1. Slice meat into small coin sized pieces by cutting twice length wide the tenderloin and then again into coins
  2. Heat a little of the oil in a non stick skillet and brown the pork on high heat
  3. Reduce heat to medium low, add remaining oil, coriander, cumin, turmeric, red pepper flakes stirring for about 1 minute. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add apples, stirring frequently, approximately 5 minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in pork. Cover and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle flour over yogourt, add honey and mix well. Stir into pork mixture

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories 320
  • Sugar 19.9 g
  • Carbohydrates 27 g
  • Protein 29.7 g
  • Fiber 3.8 g
  • Fat 11.4 g

This recipe is not overpowering in spice or very spicy. It’s is fine for most pallets. You can adjust as you need. The original recipe called for Chinese noodles, unfortunately those are extremely high in carbs. My suggestion would be over rice. A half cup of cooked rice is a good portion for a calorie reduced plan. Anything you chose, the key is portion size. Your choices are endless so have fun and make it your own.