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Pork Loin in an Aromatic Chili Nut Sauce

Pork Loin in an Aromatic Chili Nut Sauce

Method

                                                                                                                                                Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

For the peanut butter chocolate paste

  • Beat the peanuts, blanched almonds, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, chili flakes and finely chopped chocolate in a blender, until they are completely broken down.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and continue beating, until you create a paste.

For the pork loin

  • Chop the pork loin in to 2.5 cm pieces.
  • Place a pot over high heat without adding any oil.
  • Let it get very hot and add the pork.
  • Season with salt and pepper and stir.
  • Add the onion and mix.
  • Add the peanut butter chocolate paste and stir to combine.
  • Add 1 liter of water and lower heat.
  • Cover pot and simmer for 1-1 ½ hours. Season to taste.
  • When ready, serve with eggplant confit, some chopped parsley and black raisins.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

315
Calories (kcal)
16 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

17.5
Total Fat (g)
25 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.5
Saturated Fat (g)
27 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

9.5
Total Carbs (g)
4 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

8.2
Sugars (g)
9 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

28.7
Protein (g)
57 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.6
Fibre (g)
10 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.18
Sodium (g)
3 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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