"One of my favorite flavor combinations ever! This pork dish combines the strength of garlic with the sweetness of red pepper balanced by a tangy lemon garnish." — Stuart Miller
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4 large cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons
whole black peppercorns
pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch medallions
red bell peppers, julienned
When I origially posted this recipe (under an old user account that I forgot) I left out the cup of chicken stock that you add just after the alcohol from the wine has cooked off. You should first remove the peppers and reduce the liquid by half before adding the pork and peppers back to the pan.
I was slightly underwhelmed by this dish but when I read the description, it is exactly as described. It seemed to be missing something but I really don't know what I would do differently. There was a definite heat to the meat with the pepper/garlic flavors coming through and the sweetness of the peppers did cut it nicely. I did follow the changes mentioned by the author's additional post and also mixed a bit of cornstarch to some chicken broth to thicken the sauce. The meat was incredibly tender and I served this dish with roasted asparagus and buttered parsley red potatoes.
This dish was terrific, particularly if you like pepper. After removing the pork from the pan, I added a bit of cornstarch to thicken the sauce just a touch. Also used a red, an orange and a yellow pepper for splendid colour. Delicious!
I didn't have anything but red wine and used it instead and the dish was INCREDIBLE! The pepper is very spicy so the next time I will not only use the right kind of wine for the proper taste, but, I will cut back on the black pepper for the 4 little eatters at my table......moist...very, very, moist! A real meat stretcher dish too with leftovers for lunch!
This was quite a challenge without a mortar and pestle but with patience, perseverance and the flat side of a chef's knife I got the job done. This was just delicious. The contrast of the bite of the peppercorns with the sweetness of the red pepper was interesting, piquant and delicious. This "paste" permeates the meat and flavors it beautifully and that, coupled with the wine and chicken broth the submitter advised to add in a separate review, made for a wonderful sauce. I left the lemon off mine, hubs included it in his - -we were both pleased as pie! I served this with rice pilaf (parsley buttered potatoes would have been good too) and fresh asparagus. Great dish with a lovely presentation.
This was an excellent recipe! My family loved it. I didn't get to marinate but about 20 minutes & it was still fantastic. I also did not make a paste, but used crushed garlic out of a jar (don't have a mortar & pestle), & actually, with that much meat I think it worked better as a marinade. I used my favorite white wine and followed another Reviewer's suggestion to add cornstarch to the leftover sauce, which turned out to be a good idea. Can't wait to make this again!
Wonderful! I used a combination of red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. Skipped the lemon slices, but the lemon juice is a must. We had this with plain couscous and steamed broccoli.
I like this recipe a lot. Although I substituted water for the wine, I still found the sauteed red pepper sauce quite flavorful. Next time I will double the red pepper sauce part as it was so tasty I couldn't get enough!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Portuguese Pork with Red Peppers
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 68
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