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Caribbean Pork with Sweet Potatoes

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Roast 325°F1 hr 15 mins
Caribbean Pork with Sweet Potatoes
  • 4  tablespoons  Pickapeppa sauce*
  • 2  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh thyme or 1/4 dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 2  pound  boneless pork loin roast (single loin)
  • 2  large  sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (1 to 1-1/4 pounds total)
  • 1  recipe  Mango-Jicama Salsa
  •  Fresh cilantro (optional)

1. In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons of the Pickapeppa sauce, the garlic, and thyme; set aside.

2. Trim fat from roast. Brush garlic mixture on all sides of roast. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of roast. Roast in a 325 degree F oven for 45 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook sweet potatoes in boiling, lightly salted water about 8 minutes or just until tender; drain. Toss sweet potatoes with remaining 1 tablespoon Pickapeppa sauce. Place sweet potatoes around roast in pan. Continue roasting for 30 to 45 minutes more or until internal temperature registers 155 degrees F. Cover meat with foil and let stand on a wire rack for 15 minutes. The temperature of the meat after standing should be 160 degrees F.

4. To serve, slice roast. Serve with sweet potatoes and Mango-Jicama Salsa. Garnish with cilantro if desired. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen**
  • Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.
  • If you can't find Pickapeppa sauce, substitute 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce mixed with a dash of bottled hot pepper sauce.
Mango-Jicama Salsa
  • 1 8  ounce can  pineapple tidbits (juice pack), reserving 2 tablespoons of the juice
  • 1  cup  peeled, chopped jicama
  • 1  medium mango,peeled,seeded, and chopped
  • 1  large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1  green onion, chopped
  • 1 - 2  fresh jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1  tablespoon  lime juice
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt

1. Drain the pineapple tidbits (juice pack), reserving 2 tablespoons of the juice. In a medium bowl combine pineapple; reserved pineapple juice; jicama; mango; tomato; green onion; jalapeno chile peppers**; lime juice; and salt. Cover and refrigerate until serving time or up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts (Caribbean Pork with Sweet Potatoes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 265,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 62,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 24,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 26,
  • sodium (mg) 151,
  • Fruit () 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Lean Meat () 4,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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