Friday, July 15, 2011

Put Some Zest in Your Life!

Good evening bloggers! Welcome to another edition of Everyday Meals. I'm your bloggin host, Mandie. I would bow, but I don't think any of you could see me. Anyway, tonight, we are kicking off with some flavor and zest. We are kicking it Cajun style. Every now and again, we just need some spice in our lives and this is the perfect way to get that. Let's grab that shopping list and meet back in the kitchen!

Peppery Cajun Pork Pasta

You will need:

  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine 
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin 
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 3 medium roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  1. Cook and drain the fettuccine as directed on package.
  2. While fettuccine is cooking, cut the pork into 1/4 inch slices and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. 
  3. Heat oil in a 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 
  4. Cook the pork in oil for 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until pork is slightly pink in the center. 
  5. Remove the pork from the skillet and keep warm.
  6. Spray the same skillet with cooking spray, then heat over medium-high heat. Cook the onion in the skillet for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onion begins to brown. 
  7. Stir in the zucchini and salt. 
  8. Cook about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are tender. 
  9. Stir in the remaining ingredients. 
  10. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring frequently, until heated through.
  11. Toss the vegetable mixture and fettuccine. 
  12. Serve the pork over the fettuccine mixture.
  13. Enjoy!

Well, that wraps up our zesty session tonight. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening and I will catch everyone on the flip side. Happy blogging!