Curried Caribbean Pork Pasta

Dinner ready in 35 minutes! Enjoy curried pork pasta - perfect if you love Caribbean cuisine.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
pound ground pork
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2
cup plain yogurt
1/4
cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
2 1/2
teaspoons curry powder
1
can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained and 2 tablespoons juice reserved
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2
cups uncooked farfalle (bow-tie) pasta (4 ounces)
1
small red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, drained
1/4
cup coconut, toasted*

  • 1 Cook pork and garlic in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until pork is no longer pink; drain. Stir in mayonnaise, yogurt, juice concentrate, curry powder and reserved pineapple juice. Stir in pineapple and onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until hot.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding bell pepper for the last 4 minutes of cooking. Toss pasta, bell pepper and pork mixture. Toss with orange segments. Sprinkle with coconut.

Expert Tips

*To toast coconut, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350¦ oven 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Not all curries are the same; some are hot, and others may be mild. Tandoori, sate, maharajah and sweet curry are some of the varieties of curry that are extremely flavorful, without being hot. In contrast, hot curry and vindaloo really turn up the heat in your cooking.

If you want to make this dish extra special, top it with chutney and raisins in addition to the coconut.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
700
(
Calories from Fat
370),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
41g
41%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.