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Sweet Pepita-Crusted Pork With Scalloped Yucca

Total Time - 50 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare yucca through step 2 - 10 minutes
  • Prepare pork and begin to bake - 15 minutes
  • Complete yucca recipe; complete pork and serve - 25 minutes

Sweet Pepita-Crusted Pork With Scalloped Yucca

Sweet Pepita-Crusted Pork

1 cup pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds), finely crushed
Large zip-top bag
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander, divided
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup half-n-half
1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Crush pepitas in zip-top bag using smooth side of meat mallet.
  1. Combine 2/3 cup pepitas, 1 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper; coat pork on all sides (wash hands).
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add pork; cook 2–3 minutes on each side until well browned. Transfer pork to 2-quart baking pan (reserve sauté pan for later use). Bake 10–12 minutes or until pork is 145°F. Let pork stand 4–5 minutes before slicing.
  3. Place same sauté pan on low heat; add half-n-half, agave nectar, and remaining each 1/3 cup pepitas, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper; cook and stir 2–3 minutes or until thickened. Slice pork and serve with sauce.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 570kcal; FAT 34g; CHOL 105mg; SODIUM 270mg; CARB 21g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 43g; VIT A 10%; VIT C 2%; CALC 10%; IRON 25%

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Scalloped Yucca

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 (16-oz) box frozen yucca croquettes
1 (16-oz) container mild cheese (queso) dip
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut butter into pieces; place in small bowl to soften. Chop cilantro; add to butter.
  2. Arrange yucca in single layer in 9-inch-square baking dish; bake 15 minutes or until yucca is crisp and golden.
  3. Microwave cheese sauce on HIGH 1–1 1/2 minutes or until warm and pourable; pour evenly over yucca.
  4. Blend panko into butter mixture with fingertips until blended and crumbly; sprinkle over cheese sauce. Bake 10–12 minutes or until topping is crisp and golden. Serve. (Makes 6 servings.)

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 400kcal; FAT 22g; CHOL 35mg; SODIUM 1050mg; CARB 35g; FIBER 1g; PROTEIN 12g; VIT A 10%; VIT C 10%; CALC 30%; IRON 4%

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Add to your grocery list 1 cup half-n-half
Add to your grocery list 1 (16-oz) container mild cheese (queso) dip

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
Add to your grocery list 1/4 + 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Add to your grocery list 1 (16-oz) box yucca croquettes

Add to your grocery list 1 (about 1 lb) pork tenderloin

Add to your grocery list 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
Add to your grocery list 1 cup pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)

From Your Pantry
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp canola oil
Add to your grocery list 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Add to your grocery list large zip-top bag
Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp unsalted butter

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Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with fresh salad blend, Cuban bread, and coconut custard pie for dessert.
  • The yucca croquettes have a mild, starchy flavor similar to a fried potato. The addition of the cheese dip adds a rich, festive flavor.
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