Spicy Pork Baguette Bites Recipe
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Spicy Pork Baguette Bites Recipe

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Here's an interesting twist on mini cocktail sandwiches. Lime mayonnaise provides a cool counterpoint to the nicely spiced pork, and toasted baguette slices contribute the crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • LIME MAYONNAISE:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), sliced and toasted
  • Additional grated lime peel, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 137 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; rub over tenderloin. Place in a large resealable plastic bag; seal and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Place tenderloin on a rack in a foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lime juice and peel. Thinly slice pork; serve on toasted bread with a dollop of lime mayonnaise. Sprinkle with additional lime peel if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Spicy Pork Baguette Bites in Country Woman November/December 2006, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 137 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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