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Pork Tenderloin with Linguini and Spinach Pasta

Pork Medallions with Linguine and Spinach Pasta

LindySez
Pork Medallions with Linguine and Spinach Pasta is a great weeknight dinner. Tasty, quick, and while being low-fat, low-calorie. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Pork
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 422 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • For the Pork Tenderloin Medallions
  • 1 about 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup about flour
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • For the Linguine Spinach Pasta
  • 8 ounces linguine cooked according to package directions, drained with ½ cup pasta water reserved
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup finely diced onion about ½ medium
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato packed in oil, drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers rinsed and drained, (optional)
  • 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach
  • ¼ to ½ cup low-sodium or homemade chicken broth
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Dash red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Remove any silver skin from the pork tenderloin, cut into ½ inch slices. Place inside of a zip-top bag (in batches as necessary) and using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound to an even ¼ inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper, then cover with flour.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil and butter together, when hot, add the medallions, cook until brown, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and keep warm. 
  • Add the tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet, add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until soft, add the garlic, sauté 1 minute; add the linguine, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, spinach, and chicken broth, toss until the spinach is wilted and the linguine is hot, adding a bit of pasta water if it seems too dry. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add the parsley and red pepper flakes, if using.
  • Spoon the pasta on each of 4 warmed plates and top with pork medallions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gSodium: 275mgSugar: 2gFiber: 3gCholesterol: 53mgCalories: 422kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 18gProtein: 20gCarbohydrates: 46g
Keyword low-fat pasta
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