Thursday, June 28

Spicy Pork and Orange Salad

I am KA-razy about anything that's KA-runchy! It satisfies something deep in my soul like no soft food can. Therefore, I tend to lean towards recipes that will give me what I crave most. Combining romaine and coleslaw mix makes this salad extra crispy and crunchy; for me it's a WINNER. The wasabi-soy sauce flavored almonds are a new favorite of mine. Mr.P came home from......with a GIANT industrial size can. We threw them in several recipes, this salad being one of them. You can find these almonds next to peanuts in most local grocery stores.

This salad makes a nice main dish when you are not ravenous. It seems to be quite similar to those served in chain restaurants.....from Chili's to Wendy's. I used good quality ground pepper and red pepper flakes for the seasoning and I thought it worked well. This is a good recipe for increasing your daily intake of fruits and veggies....if you are into that sort of thing. If not, it is still a taste sensation. See what you think and let me know if you received a big ole KA-runch TOO!
Spicy Pork-and-Orange Chopped Salad Recipe


1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 1/2 teaspoons *Szechwan seasoning blend
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 oranges
1/2 cup bottled sesame-ginger dressing
1 cup seeded and chopped cucumber
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Romaine head of lettuce, chopped
3 cups shredded coleslaw mix
1/2 cup wasabi-and-soy sauce-flavored almonds
Garnish: orange slices

What To Do

Toss pork with Szechwan seasoning and salt to coat. Sauté pork in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until done.

Peel oranges, and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Cut slices into chunks.

Pour dressing into a salad bowl. Stir in oranges, cucumber, and cilantro. Let stand 5 minutes. Add romaine, coleslaw mix, and pork; toss gently. Sprinkle with almonds. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
I used McCormick Gourmet Collection Szechwan Seasoning and Blue Diamond Bold Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds. They were BOLD. If you don't want the heat just pick up regular almonds.

.......try it. You'll be glad you did and remember as always......


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