Pork Bites with Shaved Asparagus Salad

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bunch asparagus, trimmed 500 g
  • ¼ cup canola oil, divided 60 mL
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar 30 mL
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp hot pepper flakes 1 mL
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 lb/500 g), cut in 1-in. (2.5-cm) cubes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce 15 mL
  • 2 tsp brown sugar 10 mL
  • ⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese 75 mL
  • 4 wooden skewers, soaked

Directions

  • Step 1

    With vegetable peeler, shave asparagus lengthwise into paper-thin strips. In large bowl, toss shaved asparagus with 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil, vinegar, garlic and hot pepper flakes. Let stand 15 min.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, toss pork with remaining oil, soy sauce, hot sauce and brown sugar. Thread onto skewers.

  • Step 3

    Place pork skewers on grill preheated to medium-high. Cook 8 to 10 min. or until just cooked through.

  • Step 4

    Divide asparagus onto 4 plates. Remove pork from skewers and place on asparagus salad. Sprinkle with goat cheese to serve

Tip

To shave asparagus, lay spear on work surface, holding by cut-end. Use vegetable peeler to slice off "ribbons", shaving towards the tip. About half-way through thickness, turn spear over to shave other side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (¼ of the recipe):
  • Calories 310
  • Fat 20 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Carbs 6 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 26 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 460 mg