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Tender and delicious roasted garlic and herb pork loin with cheesy grits, avocado and pico de gallo. Latin fusion meets Southern cuisine. Serve this tasty pork over grits with some spicy pico and you will love the flavors! | ethnicspoon.com
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Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Over Cheesy Grits

Tender and delicious roasted garlic and herb pork loin with cheesy grits, avocado and pico de gallo. Latin fusion meets Southern cuisine. Serve this tasty pork over grits with some spicy pico and you will love the flavors!
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fusion cuisine, latin style, pork and grits, Southern food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 12
Calories 401 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pork loin Smithfield® Fresh Marinated

Cheesy Grits

  • 1 ½ cups stone ground grits
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¾ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

Pico de Gallo

  • 3 roma tomatoes cored and diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno small, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 dash chili powder
  • 2 tsp lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 dash sugar
  • 1 avocado diced

Instructions

  1. To make the pico de gallo, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. To cook the pork, preheat oven to 375'F.
  3. In a skillet sear the pork to achieve a golden color on all sides.
  4. Place pork in a shallow baking pan and cook following the package instructions.
  5. Remove pork from the oven and cover it so it can rest for about 5 minutes.
  6. While the pork is resting cook the grits.
  7. In a saucepan place water, milk, and salt then bring to a boil. Immediately add the grits and stir constantly for about 5 minutes. Next add the cheese and stir vigorously to incorporate it into the mixture.
  8. Finally, serve by placing a mound of grits in a bowl, topped with the sliced pork, a spoonful of pico de gallo and avocados.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Over Cheesy Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 902mg26%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.