Wednesday, September 01, 2010

mandarin pork and spinach salad

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Marinade ingredients:
1 (11/2 pounds pork tenderloin
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
2 T brown sugar
2 T bourbon

Salad ingredients:
1 pound spinach torn
1 (11 ounce ) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 red apple- cored and cubed
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/4 cup oil
2 T red wine vinegar
1 1/2 T sugar
1 T sesame seeds
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp hot sauce

Partially freeze pork. trim excess fat and cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices and cut each slice in half.

Place in a 12x8x2 inch baking dish. Combine the rest of the ingredients and pour over pork. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours

Drain pork and discard marinade. Cover dish with wax paper, and microwave at medium power 12 to 14 minutes and or until pork is done, stirring every 4 minutes. Drain.

Prepare dressing: Combine all ingredients in a 2 cup measuring cupa and microwave at high 1 to 2 minutes, stir.

combine spinach, orange, cubed apple, and green onions in a large bowl.
Top with pork, pour hot dressing over the salad. Toss and serve immediately. Garnish with apple wedges, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

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