Dinner: Healthy Quick Recipe Ideas — Pork Piccata over Spinach Pasta

May 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Meats, Quick and Easy

Because the pork is so thin, it cooks very quickly. Serve this flavorful pork piccata over a bed of spinach pasta (recipe follows.)

Savory Pork Piccata

1 ¼ pounds pork cutlets or pork loin, sliced and pounded thin
½ teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chicken flavored instant bouillon or 1 bouillon cube
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1 ½ teaspoons capers, coarsely chopped
lemon wedges, optional for garnish

Season cutlets with pepper. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet just until butter melts.
Add cutlets, cook until browned on bottom, turn and brown other side, cook until cutlets are cooked through. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
Discard the fat from the skillet, add the lemon juice, bouillon and ¾ cup of water to the skillet. Stir to loosen brown bits. Boil rapidly for 3 or 4 minutes until reduced and syrupy.
Remove skillet from heat, whisk in the 1 tablespoon of remaining butter until sauce thickens slightly. Add parsley and capers.
Serve over spinach pasta, spoon sauce over all. Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.

Spinach Pasta
½ – 1 pound spinach
1 – 2 teaspoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
chopped parsley
1 pound spaghetti or linguini, cooked to al dente

Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and stir for 10-20 seconds.
Add the spinach and sauté until limp.
Remove from the heat and toss with the pasta. Serve pasta topped with Pork Piccata.

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