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Grilled Pork Medallions with Asparagus Wrapped Prosciutto

Hi Everyone,

Wondering how to get a man to eat his vegetables?  That’s easy, wrap it in meat!  Yes that is what I have to do!  My Husband is totally against asparagus!  I always get ewww, asparagus!  It’s like his arch-enemy or something?  But when he saw it in front of him, he looked and tried to say no, but couldn’t resist the crispy prosciutto that was calling his name.  Next thing you knew he had them on his plate!  ha ha!!

This was the first time I grilled asparagus and I was pleased of the outcome.  The  prosciutto was very much like bacon.  One thing about my Husband is he LOVES bacon.  He goes to Whole Foods and buys a pound of it already cooked and sits in the car with a piece of french bread and goes to town on the bacon.  Whole Foods got wind of this and now they no longer have bacon at the breakfast bar.  Matter in fact I was at the breakfast bar and a worker there asked me are you the one who always takes the bacon.  I was so embarrassed and played dumb!   I said no of course.  This is a true story!  I used to go on Saturday’s and buy a pound or so and take it to my Husband at work.  Not healthy, but it made him happy, plus it made him popular with the other Guys at work. They were jealous!  What we don’t do for our men!


After dinner we did manage to have some asparagus left over and I asked my Husband if he wanted it?  He looked at me, and asked me to cut off the ends just so he could have the grilled prosciutto part!  I just shook my head and said of course Dear!  I accompanied the asparagus with Grilled Pork Medallions.  I have to tell you, the pork tasted better the next day!  It was so tender, that I decided to make a sandwich with it.  I am not normally one for left overs, but this pork was just so good!!!

I used a Pork tenderloin and cut it into medallions and placed it in a bowl with some olive oil and spices.  This was so quick and easy, not to mention tender and delicious.  I love using Pork Tenderloin over pork chops because of the tenderness of the meat.  Sometimes pork chops just seem too dry.  I think that’s why people have applesauce with it, to give it some juice!  Now don’t get me wrong I love pork chops, but tenderloin is my favorite, plus it’s pretty healthy for you.

This whole meal took me under 30 minutes to make, which makes it a perfect meal to have for the weeknight.  I had a side of my Wild Rice with Caramelized Onions and Cherries, but a good french bread would be perfect with this meal, and yes applesauce will work too!   🙂

Grilled Pork Medallions with Asparagus Wrapped Prosciutto
 
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Extremly tender grilled pork tenderloin brushed with olive oil and spices accompanied by grilled asparagus wrapped in a crispy prosciutto.
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • **Grilled Pork Medallions**
  • 1 lbs. pork tenderloin, cut into medallion
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. thyme
  • ¼ tsp. parsley
  • 2 dashes salt
  • **Asparagus Wrapped Prosciutto**
  • 1 bunch of Asparagus
  • 2 oz Prosciutto, cut in half the long way
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
Instructions
  1. **Grilled Pork Medallions**
  2. Heat grill to medium heat
  3. Place pork medallions in a bowl, add olive oil and spices. Mix until all the pork is covered in the olive oil mixture.
  4. Place pork on grill and cook 5 minutes per side.
  5. Cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  6. ***************************
  7. **Asparagus Wrapped Prosciutto Instructions**
  8. Cut off the ends of the asparagus. Place in a bowl and add olive oil and a sprinkle of salt & pepper.
  9. Wrap each piece of asparagus with prosciutto
  10. Place asparagus on grill set on medium heat. Turn every couple of minutes until asparagus is fork tender. About 5 to 10 minutes.
Notes
Calories per 4 oz Pork: 160, Fat: 7.4, Cholesterol: 75, Sodium: 55, Potassium: 0, Carbs: 0, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 0, Protein: 24

Calories per 5 Spears of Asparagus: 48.9, Fat: 2.2, Cholesterol: 15, Sodium: 281, Potassium: 165.2, Carbs: 2.7, Fiber: 1.3, Sugar: 0, Protein: 5.4
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 oz Pork & 5 Asparagus Spears
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I hope you don’t mind I put these recipes together on my Ziplist.  I found if I separated them, I corrupt the Internet world somewhere.  I am not a technical person, but all I know is I am supposed to only post one recipe at a time, but this is my blog and I wanted to share two!

Time for me to scadoodle!   I have to make myself dinner, after all Hubby went to Subway, so that means I can get crazy and create whatever I want for din din!

Have a lovely Thursday!

Toodles,

Jen

 

 

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