In a hurry and want to eat something light, however, flavorful? Then trust me, read my mini pork steaks with orzo and fried sweet plantains. It will fulfill you physically and emotionally, and for an economical amount of cash. Better than any fast food restaurant, right? Smile!
Approximate prep and cooking time: 30 minutes
Approximate Total Cost: $8.95 (or $2.24/serving)
4 regular size pork tenderloins, cut each in 3 small steaks ($3.50)
3 tsps. Angie’s Dried Seasoning or the seasoning of your choice (.60)
1/4 cup of olive oil to season and pan-fry the steaks and plantains ($1.25)
2 ripen plantains (.60)
1 box of Couscous, Mediterranean or Parmesan flavor ($2.50)
1 tbsp. of Fresh rosemary to sprinkle over the couscous (.50)
Pat dry the steaks, sprinkle with Angie’s Dried Seasoning or the seasoning of your choice and 1 to 2 tbsp. olive oil. Set aside in the fridge.
Cook the Couscous according to the package directions.
While the couscous cooks, peel the yellow plantains; start by cutting both ends and make a cut from top to bottom to unwrap the whole peel. Then cut them slanted and brown in a skillet with olive oil. When golden brown, remove and place over paper towel to absorb any oil left.
To the same skillet add more olive oil (if needed) and sauté your mini steaks.
By now your couscous is done and you should be ready to serve this delicious meal.
HACK: If you don’t want the plantains, use broccoli, corn, or any other veggie. Enjoy!
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