Pork with Peanut Sauce

July 12, 2009

Eating healthy usually means eating a lot of chicken – so to change it up, I try to include at least one pork recipe each week. Pork tenderloin is a super lean choice: 3 oz of lean pork tenderloin is 140 calories. Exactly the same as 3 oz of boneless, skinless chicken breast! The key to yummy pork is pairing it with some super savory flavors.

One of my favorite dishes are Thai-inspired dishes that feature peanut sauce. Yum, yum, yum. However, as you can imagine, a sauce that basically stars peanut butter can be prettttty caloric. You know of course, if I’m telling you about it, that I’ve messed with some recipe out there to tweak the calories. This recipe started out as the recipe from Everyday Food (a favorite of mine), before I started playing with it.

The fixins'

The fixins'

Gather the ingredients: creamy peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and chili powder.
Into the blender or food processor: 1/4 cup smooth pb, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, 2 t brown sugar, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1 clove of garlic and a few shakes of ginger.

Blended Peanut Sauce

Blended Peanut Sauce

This makes about 6 2-Tablespoon servings, which is plenty to drizzle on top of your meat. Each serving of the sauce is 80 calories – not bad for a peanut sauce, at all! You don’t have to heat it, and it’ll stay in the fridge if you’ve got leftovers.

Once that’s all blended, put the pork on a grill pan or in a fry pan with some cooking spray and get some stir-fry veggies sizzling in another pan with a little bit of olive oil or sesame oil. Once the hot stuff is ready to go, just load up on a plate and drizzle 2-T of the peanutty sauce on top and gobble it up! Yum!

Pork with Peanut Sauce

Pork with Peanut Sauce

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3 Responses to “Pork with Peanut Sauce”

  1. Emily P Says:

    I want a Wegman’s spatula for my birthday. And I want you to cook for me every day, but I realize that might be too much to ask.


  2. […] the calories. I forgot I had actually made this and posted it about 2 months ago, and you can see here the thicker texture as well as thinner pork chops. This week’s was much better… what […]


  3. […] the calories. I forgot I had actually made this and posted it about 2 months ago, and you can see here the thicker texture as well as thinner pork chops. This week’s was much better… what […]


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