Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Parmesan Pork with Herb Sauce

We'd planned My Brother's Chicken Tacos for last night. But then we found out that our favorite Birmingham beer bar (and Draft Magazines Best 100 in U.S.), The J Clyde, would be duking it out with another little tavern up in Huntsville to sell the most Heavy Seas Winter Storm .... well, we had to scrap the original plan and head out for great beer and a hummus plate.

So, instead of Tacos, we offer today a recipe for one of our all-time favorites: Parmesan Pork with Herb Sauce from the Publix Simple Meals series.


  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, finely chopped - (we've used dried sage as well) 
  • 1 cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 egg whites (or 1/4 cup egg white substitute)
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb)
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 packet garlic/herb sauce mix (about 1 1/2 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.  Zest/grate lemon peel (no white). Chop sage.
  2. Combine on plate, lemon peel, panko, Parmesan cheese, and salt. Combine in bowl the lemon juice and egg whites. Dip pork lightly into egg mixture; then press and turn in panko mixture to coat (wash hands). 
  3. Bake 20–25 minutes or until 160°F (for medium). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Combine milk, butter, and sauce mix; bring to a boil on medium, whisking to blend.  Reduce to medium-low. Stir in sage; cook and stir continuously, 2–3 minutes, or until thickened. 
  5. Slice pork and serve with sauce.

It's a hit in our house... hope you enjoy it too!

Photo Credit:  J Clyde photo from al.com


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