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Pork with Date Relish and Pasta Florentine with Goat Cheese

Pork with Date Relish and Pasta Florentine with Goat Cheese
Servings:
4
Total Time:
40 minutes

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare pasta recipe through step 1 (5 minutes)
  • Prepare meatballs (20 minutes)
  • Complete pasta recipe; serve (15 minutes)

Pork with Date Relish

Ingredients

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
1 orange, for zest/juice
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 lb fresh pork Italian meatballs
1/2 cup Marsala wine (or chicken broth)

Prep

  • Chop cilantro and dates.
  • Zest orange (1/2 teaspoon); squeeze for juice (1/4 cup).

Steps

  1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add meatballs; cook and stir 5–6 minutes or until well browned. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add date mixture to meatballs; simmer 3–4 minutes and until meatballs are 160°F and sauce has thickened. Serve.

Pasta Florentine with Goat Cheese

Ingredients

4 oz Deli goat cheese, crumbled
2 shallots, thinly sliced
8 oz penne pasta
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 bag baby spinach leaves (5–6 oz)

Steps

  1. Crumble goat cheese; set aside. Slice shallots. Bring water to boil for pasta.
  2. Cook pasta following package instructions. Meanwhile, preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place oil in pan, then add shallots; cook and stir 5–6 minutes or until caramelized.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and red pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in butter; cook and stir 1–2 minutes or until butter has browned.
  4. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Add reserved 1/2 cup pasta water, goat cheese, and salt to shallot mixture, stirring until cheese melts.
  5. Add spinach and pasta; toss to coat pasta and wilt spinach. Serve.

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with fresh salad blend, dinner rolls, and chocolate cake for dessert.
  • You can substitute turkey or beef meatballs for a change of pace with the date relish.

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CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 460kcal; FAT 29.00g; SAT FAT 9.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 75mg; SODIUM 700mg; CARB 24g; FIBER 2.00g; SUGARS 19g; PROTEIN 19g; CALC 8%; VIT A 2%; VIT C 15%; IRON 6%

Pasta Florentine with Goat Cheese

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 420kcal; FAT 19.00g; SAT FAT 10.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 40mg; SODIUM 360mg; CARB 51g; FIBER 4.00g; SUGARS 5g; PROTEIN 15g; CALC 15%; VIT A 40%; VIT C 10%; IRON 20%

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