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Nutritional Bonus: With only 20 calories per cup, bok choy packs a serious nutritional punch. A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, it contains an exceptional amount of free radical fighting antioxidants. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can potentially protect your body from a number of inflammatory conditions, such as osteoarthritis.
- Fill a large pot with water and fit with a steamer basket. Bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, prepare sauce: To a med-ium saucepot, add apple butter, tamari, lemon juice and ginger. Heat on medium and bring to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
- In a large nonstick skillet on medium-high, heat oil. Season pork on all sides with salt and pepper. Add pork to skillet and sear for 6 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through. (NOTE: The USDA recommends cooking to an internal temperature of 145˚F when tested with a food thermometer.) Remove from pan and when just cool enough to handle, press sesame seeds firmly onto both sides of meat. Cover to keep warm.
- To steamer basket, add bok choy and steam for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender-crisp. Among serving plates, divide pork and bok choy evenly and drizzle both with sauce.
- Serving Size 3 tenderloin medallions and 1 cup bok choy
- Calories 270
- Carbohydrate Content 20 g
- Cholesterol Content 73 mg
- Fat Content 8 g
- Fiber Content 2 g
- Protein Content 28 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 509 mg
- Sugar Content 14 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g