Go casual! If youre in the mood, servethis meal as fajitas: Just cut the meatinto strips and add tortillas for wrapping.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
- 3 tablespoons EVOO
- 1 pound pork tenderloin (in 1 or 2 pieces)
- Salt and pepper
- 3/4 cup long-grain white rice
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 3 bell peppers (mixed colors), thinly sliced
- 1/2 small red onion, sliced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 avocados, halved and pitted
- 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a large, ovenproof skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook, turning, until browned all over, 5 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until cooked through but still juicy, 10 to 13 minutes for 2 pieces, or 15 to 18 minutes for 1 whole tenderloin. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
- While the pork is roasting, prepare the rice according to package directions.
- In a medium skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium heat. Add half of the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bell peppers and onion and cook until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tbsp. lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
- Scoop the avocado flesh into a small bowl. Mash in the parsley, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, the remaining 1 tbsp. EVOO, remaining garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve the pork with the rice, peppers and avocado mixture.
- Some markets package three colors of bell pepper together for a better price than you would get buying them individually.