• Banana Leaf-Wrapped Pork with Roasted Vegetables

Banana Leaf-Wrapped Pork with Roasted Vegetables

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Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
30
min.
Servings

8 servings

Pork tenderloins live up to their tender name when they're wrapped in banana leaves and roasted on a bed of vegetables.

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  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Blend nuts, chile and 1/2 cup each dressing and cilantro in blender until smooth. Toss vegetables with remaining dressing; spread onto foil-covered rimmed baking sheet. Chop remaining cilantro; set aside.
  • Sprinkle meat with black pepper; cook in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on high heat 5 min. or until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Place each tenderloin on center of 1 banana leaf; brush meat evenly with half the nut mixture. Bring opposite sides of leaves together at top of each tenderloin to enclose meat, overlapping edges; tuck remaining sides of leaves under meat. Place over vegetables.
  • Bake 45 min. or until meat is done (145ºF); remove meat from oven. Continue baking vegetables 15 to 20 min. or until tender. Transfer vegetables to plate; cover to keep warm.
  • Pour meat drippings into saucepan. Add remaining nut mixture; mix well. Cook and stir on medium heat 3 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle reserved cilantro over meat and vegetables. Serve topped with sauce.

How to Soften Banana Leaves

Holding 1 of the banana leaves with tongs, quickly pass leaf over gas burner on medium heat several times until pliable. (Do not overheat the leaf or it will become brittle.)

Special Extra

Garnish with extra chopped peanuts and thinly sliced habanero chiles just before serving.

Note

The banana leaves might need to be cut into smaller, or larger, pieces depending on the size of the meat used. Measure meat, then cut the leaves so they are large enough to completely enclose the meat. If the banana leaves are too small, you can use additional leaves to make a piece large enough to wrap each tenderloin, overlapping sides of leaves as necessary to form the desired-size piece.

Servings

  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 3 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This low-calorie main dish is an excellent source of vitamin A, thanks to the sweet potato.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 280
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
   
Vitamin A 160 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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