Cuban Style Pork Tenderloin and Fried Plantains Recipe

Looking for an easy cuban style pork tenderloin and fried plantains recipe? Learn how to make cuban style pork tenderloin and fried plantains using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by iwantit118

Makes 16 servings



recipe from rachael ray but changed to suit my needs, recipe halved

Recipe Ingredients for cuban style pork tenderloin and fried plantains

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
8 whole wheat hamburger buns
4 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup corn oil, 4 turns of the pan
4 plantains
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 pound sliced ham, from the deli counter
1 pound sliced Swiss cheese, from the deli counter
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic
8 dill pickles

Recipe Directions for cuban style pork tenderloin and fried plantains

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Coat tenderloins with oil. Combine onion, garlic, citrus zest, salt, pepper and dried oregano in a pile on your cutting board. Pack this coating equally and evenly onto the tenderloins. Heat a large skillet. Add a drizzle of oil and sear tenderloin on all sides. Then place in hot oven to roast 20 to 25 minutes. Wash hands.

  3. Brush rolls with a little warm water and sprinkle the tops of the rolls with 1/2 teaspoon sugar each. Pile rolls on a baking sheet and place in oven with meat for 5 minutes to crust rolls and set sugar. Authentic Cuban rolls used for this sandwich are sweet. This sugar wash process gives a similar effect to store bought rolls. When rolls come out of oven, split and pile on serving plate.

  4. Preheat a stovetop griddle over medium high heat.

  5. Heat 1/4 cup corn oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Peel plantains and cut in 1/2 lengthwise, then slice each 1/2 into thirds on an angle. Arrange plantains in pan in a single layer and cook until crisp, continuously flipping for even browning. Remove from skillet to paper towel lined plate and season with fine salt.

  6. To assemble sandwiches: Thinly slice meat on an angle. Place ham and Swiss cheese on a serving plate, separating and fluffing up the shaved meat and cheese. Assemble sandwiches with desired fillings and place on a hot, buttered griddle. Use a heavy pan to press the sandwiches together. Toast until golden brown, then flip and toast the other side.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 208.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
393
Calories from Fat
176
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.6g
30%
Saturated Fat
7.5g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
1272mg
53%
Potassium
569mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
30.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
10.5g
Protein
25.9g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 26% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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