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Balsamic-Glazed Pork With Lentils

Balsamic-Glazed Pork
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Bring 4 cups water to a boil.
  2. Add the lentils and 1 teaspoon salt and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Transfer the pork to oven. Roast until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes, basting with the glaze twice during the last 5 minutes. Let rest before slicing.
  6. In a medium bowl, toss cooked lentils with the apple, celery, parsley, lemon juice, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve with the pork and any pan drippings.
By October, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 477
  • Fat 16g
  • Sat Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 92mg
  • Sodium 449mg
  • Protein 43g
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Sugar 14g
  • Fiber 12g
  • Iron 7mg
  • Calcium 54mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Halibut With Lentils and Mustard Sauce
These lentils are also delicious with chicken or a firm white fish, like sea bass or halibut. 

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