Sunday, July 19, 2009


I love when my husband cooks. I've mentioned before, but he's been doing it a lot more lately.

He really wanted pork tonight, I'm not a fan.... but I gave in when we found a recipe that included an entire head of garlic.

I've had some requests for the recipe. It's actually a WW recipe but it didn't taste like diet food at all. On a side note, we've really been enjoying simple dishes with very few ingredients lately. Not only does it make life easier, there's something magical about making a great dish with less than 10 ingredients. Here it is...

Garlic Pork Balsamico - 3.5 points per serving

Ten cloves of garlic may sound like a lot, but after cooking garlic's pungent flavor mellows to give the chops a mild, slightly sweet taste.

1 small bulb garlic (about 10 cloves)

1 cup water

12 ounces boneless pork loin, cut into 8 slices

1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed

1 tsp olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp honey-mustard

Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)

Separate garlic bulb into cloves. Do Not peel. In a small saucepan combine garlic cloves and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Drain; cool slightly. Peel cloves and set aside. Sprinkle both sides of pork slices with rosemary, pressing into surface of the meat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Cook half of pork and garlic cloves over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes or till no pink remains and juices run clear, turning meat over after half the cooking time. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with remaining pork and garlic. For sauce, stir together vinegar, 2 tbsp water, and honey-mustard. Add to garlic in skillet, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Bring mixture just to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes or till sauce becomes slightly thickened. To serve, spoon sauce over pork. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs, if desired.

Makes 4 Servings

PER SERVING: 143 Calories, 13 g Protein, 7 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 6 g Carbohydrate,
128 mg Sodium, 38 mg Cholesterol, 0 g Dietary Fiber


  1. Ooh, would you share the recipe? My husband is not a big fan of pork either, but we've been looking for some recipes to try. And he loves garlic, so this would probably be a winner!

  2. Looks yummy!! Share the recipe! I wouldn'tmind making something like his for my Lover aka

  3. I don't eat pork, but this picture makes me want to! Yum!

  4. wow bryn...please keep up with the WW it! and I started it last week.

  5. Yum! I am totally making this sometime this week! :)


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