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Asian-inspired comfort foods



Published: Wed, January 23, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Chefs continue to be inspired by global ingredients in 2013, and home cooks can take a cue by spicing up their own menus, too.

Asian-inspired comfort foods with Thai, Vietnamese and Korean seasonings are at the forefront of flavor, and it’s never been easier to dial-up your dinners.

Fresh herbs and vegetables are key ingredients when it comes to Asian cooking and, paired with pork, you are sure to deliver a dish that packs delicious flavor.

Whether it’s a quick weeknight meal during the cooler months, or a themed-dinner party, try prepping the Simple Vietnamese Pork Noodle Bowl as an ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Savory pork tenderloin and fresh lime contrast the spicy and sweet essence of vibrant basil.

Additionally, pork tender- loin is one of the leanest proteins available, containing only 3 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving, so fans can dig in with a happy heart.

In fact, the American Heart Association has recently certified pork tenderloin as a heart-healthy food with its iconic Heart-Check mark.

Now there’s no better way to say “made with love” than by plating pork for any mealtime occasion.

You can vary this noodle bowl by mixing up the vegetables and garnishes. Try thinly sliced chiles, crushed red pepper flakes or chili sauce to bring on the heat. For a clean punch of flavor, cilantro, mint leaves or scallions will refresh your palate.

For more “made with love” inspiration, recipes and tips, join the conversation at the new www.PorkBeInspired.com/PorkSocial.


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