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Curried Pork and Fruit (diabetes-friendly)

September 7, 2018

This curry has a mild spice level which is accented nicely with the fruit and works perfectly with the pork. A wonderful meal on a busy weeknight.

Ingredients Makes 4 servings

2 tbsp white or cider vinegar 30 mL
1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 mL
1 lb boneless lean pork shoulder or leg, cut into bite-size pieces 500 mL
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped 1
1 tsp finely chopped gingerroot 5 mL
1 tsp curry powder 5 mL
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1 mL
1/4 tsp ground cloves 1 mL
2 tsp vegetable oil 10 mL
1 onion, chopped 1
2 tbsp all-purpose flour 30 mL
3 tbsp raisins 45 mL
1 peach or orange, cut into chunks 1

Instructions

  1. In a glass bowl, combine vinegar, salt and pepper. Add pork and toss to coat.
  2. In a heavy skillet, combine garlic, ginger, curry powder, cinnamon, cloves and oil. Heat over medium heat, stirring, just until mixture bubbles. Add onion and 1⁄3 cup (75 mL) water; cook, stirring, for 4 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over pork mixture and toss to coat. Add to skillet and cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes or until meat loses its pink color. Stir in raisins and 2⁄3 cup (150 mL) water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 minutes or until pork is fork-tender (do not let boil).
  4. Stir in peach, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Prepare this curry up to 1 day in advance. Transfer to a shallow container, let cool, cover and refrigerate. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until bubbling. For the best flavor, add the peach or orange during the last 10 minutes of the reheating time.
Curries are traditionally served with rice. One-third cup (75 mL) of cooked rice counts as a Starch Exchange or Carbohydrate Choice. For added flavor, fiber and vitamins, use brown rice. You can cook rice without adding salt.

Nutrients Per Serving

Calories253
Carbohydrates14 g
Fiber2 g
Protein24 g
Total Fat11 g
Saturated fat4 g
Cholesterol71 mg
Sodium365 mg

America's Exchanges

1Fruit
3Lean Meats
1/2Fat

Canada's Choice

1/2Carbohydrate
3Meat and Alternatives
1/2Fat

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