Pork Eggrolls

Pork Eggrolls

For an fabulous tasting appetizer, try these Pork Eggrolls which are so easy and come out great! These egg rolls make a great alternative finger food for the Super Bowl and are a family favorite served with fried rice or miso soup. Use water to seal the edges, but you don’t need much at all–not even 1 teaspoon on each wrapper. Use the preshredded cabbage already in the package to speed up the preparation time and feel free to substitute ground chicken. Be sure to make extra because these great heated up later or the next day. Check my favorite fried rice recipe, Quinoa Fried Rice  which is gluten free!

Quinoa Fried Rice

Easy Pork Fajitas for Cinco De Mayo

It’s been a wild week in Alabama. So many heartbreaking stories and scenes of destruction just a mile or so away. We are very lucky even though it’s 6 days and no power. Work and life continues, and I’m headed to Nashville on Friday to be on Newschannel 5 “Talk of the Town” at 11 a.m doing a sandwich show for my new book “400 Best Sandwich Recipes: From Classics & Burgers to Wraps & Condiments”. Before I go, I thought I would leave you with one of the easiest recipes for Pork Fajitas. I like to use thinly sliced pork tenderloins that can be found at the grocery store. These are thin, healthy, low-fat and cook very quickly. Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!

Chipotle-Spiced Pork: 5 Ingredients, 10 Minutes

Friends have been asking me what they can make for dinner since they often get in a rut and need new ideas. I know they want recipes that are simple, light and tasty. I love using thinly sliced pork loin chops often because they cook so quickly and are so versatile. This simple version of Chipotle-Spiced Pork has only 5 ingredients, and they are super flavorful (and pretty too)! If you’re making some for the kids, omit the chipotle, and add additional lemon pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice (unless they like spicy foods). Be sure to check Pork Loin recipes on Readers Digest

Simple Baby Back Ribs

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Birmingham Alabama is a great place for ribs. I always cook my baby back ribs on the grill, so when I was asked to create a recipe for wintertime and indoors, I was a little nervous. These Chipotle Baby Back Ribs came out great. The Baja Chipotle Marinade is awesome, and these ribs fell of the bone. These are so easy that anyone can make them.

Easiest Healthiest Pork Main-Dish Ever

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As a Recipe Developer, I am always trying to create the fastest, healthiest, most flavorful main-dish ideas (for clients and my own family). Here is one for you. It’s a simple take on Pork Picatta, but it has no flour, breadcrumbs or wine. It’s a cinch to prepare; it cooks so fast; and the whole family loves it! The key is to purchase thinly sliced boneless, skinless pork loin chops. They sell these in all of the grocery stories (I bought mine at Publix). Even though they are so thin, they are not lacking flavor, especially in this recipe with capers, fresh lemon juice and Italian parsley. This dish is high in protein, low in carbs and very low-fat, so enjoy!


Simple Lemon-Glazed Pork with Mushrooms 

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 7 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

11/2 pounds boneless, skinless pork loin chops, thinly sliced 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided

1 tablespoon olive oil

Vegetable cooking spray

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

2 tablespoons Italian parsley

Lemon slices

Preparation

1. Season pork with kosher salt, pepper and drizzle with 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

2. Heat oil in a large lightly greased nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add pork and mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and mushrooms are softened. Add remaining lemon juice, parsley and capers; cook 1 more minute. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.