It only takes 6 ingredients and almost no time to cook this delicious dish. Not only it looks amazing but the flavors are on point. Purchase the pasta (I bought mine at Trader Joe’s), make the pesto or just purchase it at the store. (If you want to use mine, my Pesto Recipe Link is attached below.)
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
Approximate Cost: $7.89 or $3.95 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
2 pork tenderloin steak cut butterfly style ($2.50)
Garlic salt and pepper to taste (.30)
1 ½ tbsp. Angie’s Basting Oil (My Link is below.) (.45)
2 cups Broccoli ($1.45)
2 ½ tbsp. Pesto (.90)
Linguine Pasta (the 8 oz. bag= $2.29)
Clean and season the pork with Garlic salt and pepper and 1 tbsp. Angie’s Basting Oil, refrigerate.
Cook the spinach pasta according to the package directions, add Garlic salt and pepper to the water to taste.
While the pasta cooks, cut the broccoli into spears and blanch them in the same pasta pot until they turn dark green and not mushy, about 3 minutes, drain well, (and then sauté in the pork-skillet later).
Simultaneously, sauté the pork until golden brown, remove to let them rest.
Drain the pasta, add ½ tsp. of my basting oil, toss, add 2 tbsp. of Pesto and stir well.
Plate a good portion on each plate and drip a bit more of Pesto to garnish.
Place the pork on top and garnish the plate with broccoli florets. Done!
Angie’s Pesto http://www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/angies-homemade-basil-pesto-sauce
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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