Our Garlic Pork with Kale and Walnut Barley recipe is a truly unique and delicious dish. By artfully combining the flavors from the pork tenderloin, dried thyme, bacon, walnuts, fresh kale and dried figs, you can create this one-of-a-kind, crowd-pleasing meal for your dinner table today!
Serving Size:4 ounces cooked pork and 2/3 cup barley mixture each
Roast:25 mins to 30 mins 425°F
Cook:18 mins to 22 mins
Garlic Pork with Kale and Walnut Barley
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Trim fat from meat. In a small bowl combine garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle on pork; rub in with your fingers. Place pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
Roast, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F. Remove pork from pan. Cover; let stand for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until it begins to brown. Add kale and walnuts. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until bacon is cooked through, walnuts are lightly toasted, and kale is tender. Remove kale mixture from the skillet and set aside.
Add broth and barley to the same skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until barley is tender, adding figs for the last 1 minute of cooking. Drain, if necessary. Stir in kale mixture and vinegar.