Friday, March 11, 2011

Curried coconut pork loin

I wanted to make something crocked with pineapple and coconut and think it was a success. The coconut flavor is very mild and not overpowering. It has a nice sweet and spicy taste without being sour. Perfect over rice :) I made it with pork but it would be great with chicken too.


1 large pork loin, trimmed of fat and cubed (really any kind of pork would work as long as its lean)
1 can pineapple tidbits drained (save liquid!)
1 cup light coconut milk
1 large green & 1 large red pepper diced
1 white onion rough chopped
1 finger of fresh ginger fine chopped or sliced (or powdered would work too)
3 gloves garlic diced
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon of red chili and garlic paste - or to taste (omit if you don't want it spicy)
1/2 teaspoon srarchi hot sauce - or to taste (omit if you don't want it spicy)


Prepare and add veggies and pineapple to crock.

Trim and cube pork leave on cutting board or put in small bowl. Add all spices to the flour and mix well.

Dust over pork and toss to coat well. Put flour coated pork on top of the veggies in crock.

Mix 1 cup reserved pineapple juice with 1 cup coconut milk add the chili paste and the hot sauce mix well and pour over top the meat and veggies. It will seem like a lot of liquid but it thickens perfectly.

Cook on high 1-2 hours until it is good and hot, turn down to low for 3-4 hours. Or this can be cooked on low 6-8 hours or to speed things up on high for 4 hours.

mmmmmm serve with rice

weight watchers points - 12 servings in a 6 quart crock pot (2 cups each serving) 5 points a serving (without rice)
with rice (1 cup white or brown) 10 points

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