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This looks much more fattening than it is and it is DELICIOUS!!!

The other day I was all ready to pan fry a four ounce pork tenderloin steak in my frying pan and chomp away at its juicy goodness as is my wont. Unfortunately, the steak was still rather frozen and wouldn't be ready for awhile. I was in a hurry so instead, I cut the steak into thin 1/4” pieces, dotted them with salt and pepper and quickly seared these thin morsels of pork on my cast iron skillet.

But I'm getting ahead of myself, before putting the sliced pork to heat, I had concocted a sauce made of the following:

  • 2 tbsp of gochujang (Korean red chili paste)

  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce

  • 2 tsp of honey

  • 2 tsp of Dijon mustard

  • Salt (dash)

  • Pepper (to taste)

I then poured this sauce onto these mini-slabs of pork to my heart's content.

In addition to the pork, I oven-roasted some cubed sweet potatos which was seasoned with salt, pepper and garam masala - this is an Indian spice mix that kind of reminds me of a hopped up cinnamon. And I sauteed some kale with olive oil, sesame oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper.

The resulting meal was memorable and I will make this again real soon. Here's what it looked like:

This dish was not long for this world (at least in this state)

This dish was not long for this world (at least in this state)

For those of you what are calorie conscious, here's the stats:

  • 3 oz pork loin (yes all that is only two ounces): 215 calories

  • 3/4 cup Kale stir fry: 152 calories

  • 3/4 cup oven roasted sweet potatoes: 146 calories

  • Gochujang pork sauce (1 tbsp) : approx 50 calories

  • Total calories: 563

Not bad as compared to the standard meals one gets from Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, etc, which can range from 600 - 900 calories.

So I highly recommend getting a tub of gochujang and buying a 5-7 lb pork loin, cut it into approx 20 steaks and freeze these bad boys so you can assemble a wonderful quick, healthy meal any day of the week.

By the way, even my son who doesn't like pork as a general rule gobbled this up!