Monday, May 2, 2011

Asian Sesame Pork Tenderloin

I wanted to do something new with pork to add variety to our meals, and also because of something I read in David Zinczenko's book "The New Abs Diet Cookbook." He rated different cuts of meat by assigning point values to protein - to - fat ratio, nutrient density, and fat and cholesterol content.  The higher the number, the more nutritious the meat.  The highest rated meat was light meat chicken with 7.38, recommended to be eaten regularly.  The lowest rated cut was a beef rib roast at 3.20 and ground beef (80% lean) at 3.38.  Also, beef tenderloin came in at 3.45, in the category of "eat rarely."

Pork tenderloin came in at 6.90 in the "eat regularly" category.  Light meat turkey is rated at 7.34, no surprise at its high rating.  Ground turkey came in at 4.71, in the eat occasionally category.  For this recipe....

Ingredients:
  • 1 Hormel Center Cut Onion & Garlic Pork Loin
  • Asian Sesame Panko Bread Crumbs
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat oven per package directions.
  2. Remove pork from packaging.  Roll in panko bread crumbs. 
  3. Place onto foil - lined pan.  Cook per package directions.
For an Italian twist, use the parmesan herb panko crumbs instead, or get plain panko crumbs and season with your own parmesan or asiago cheese and herbs such as thyme or parsley.

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