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Cajun-Spiced Pork Paillards With Cilantro Butter

Cuisine: Cajun
Type: Pork

Recipe Ingredients

1 teaspoon 5mlGarlic powder
1 teaspoon 5mlPaprika
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBlack pepper
1 teaspoon 5mlOnion salt
1 teaspoon 5mlCumin seeds
1 teaspoon 5mlChile powder - (such as ancho, new Mexico or a mild chile mixture
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlCayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlDried oregano - crumbled
4   Pork paillards or cutlets pounded thin
2 tablespoons 30mlTo 3 tbs flour
2 tablespoons 30mlButter or a mixture of oil and butter
3 tablespoons 45mlUnsalted butter - softened
1   Garlic - chopped
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlTo 1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice
2 tablespoons 30mlCilantro - chopped
  Salt and pepper

Recipe Instructions

Combine the garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion salt, cumin, chile powder, cayenne and oregano. Rub all over pork paillards. Set aside for at least 30 minutes. Dredge the paillards in flour. Melt the butter (or butter and oil) in a heavy frying pan. Add the pork and lightly saute, taking care not to overcook them. (Alternately they may be grilled or broiled.)

Mix the unsalted butter with the garlic, lemon or lime juice, cilantro and salt and pepper to taste. Serve the paillards topped with a nugget of cilantro butter. Note: This dish may be made as a roast; poke incisions all over the meat, press the paste into the little slashes, then roast as desired, using a meat thermometer to gauge the temperature.

San Francisco Chronicle: Food Section - 5/4/94 - Marlena Spieler


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