Celebrating Hispanic Traditions with Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia

National Pork Board Introduces Healthy and Easy-To-Prepare Latin-Inspired Recipes

DES MOINES, IOWA –Sept. 30, 2014 – Creating juicy and delicious recipes has always been one of Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia’s specialties in the kitchen. Throw in Chef Garcia’s passion for cooking pork-inspired recipes with a unique Latin touch, and you have guilt-free and flavor-filled dishes that consumers can enjoy in any setting.

“I am thrilled to share my culture and love of pork through these new recipes that families may enjoy in everyday meals,” Chef Garcia said. “I believe in keeping it simple, but interesting.”

Through this exciting new collaboration, the National Pork Board is launching “Sabrosos Momentos con Chef Lorena Garcia” (Flavor-Filled Moments with Chef Lorena Garcia) with the first of a two-part multimedia series containing three delicious pork-inspired video recipes and educational videos showcasing three popular pork cuts: the tenderloin, ribs and shoulder, featuring one of the country’s most popular Latina chefs.  “The main inspiration for my cooking is to bring loved ones together to enjoy wonderful food,” Chef Garcia said. “It is something that has always fulfilled me.”

Pork is versatile, flavorful and safe and is very popular in Latin cuisine, providing consumers with inspiration for easy and quick everyday preparation. With pork traditionally a main ingredient in many recipes, Chef Garcia prepared dishes that appeal to Latino tastes and highlighted cuts that make pork a savory option in any meal. The series includes the Pork tenderloin, which is one of seven cuts that have been classified as “lean” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Pork: Inspiring and Creating Everyday Flavor-Filled Meals

Check out Chef Garcia’s new delicious, healthy and easy-to-prepare recipes at PorkTeInspira.com/Lorena-Garcia.

  • Pulled Pork Scramble: (Huevos Revueltos Con Deshebrada de Cerdo)This recipe has it all; it’s quick, it has delicious flavors and it’s packed with proteins and nutrients for your whole family. Pulled Pork scramble with small red bell peppers, green bell peppers, onions and shredded cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Pork Tenderloin Sautéed: (Pork Lomo Saltado)This recipe is filled with exquisite flavors and mouthwatering textures that satisfy your family’s palate. Heart-healthy Pork tenderloin cut into small strips sautéed with white potatoes, yellow peppers, Cubanelle pepper and tomatoes.
  • Pork Back Ribs with Mango and Chile de Arbol: (Costillas con Mango y Chile de Árbol)This recipe is known for its combination of sweet and spicy flavors. Savory Pork back ribs marinated with mango juice, wine vinegar, cinnamon, fresh ginger, garlic, honey and chili peppers.

“Pork has been part of our Latin culture for generations and we want these new delicious and flavorful recipes by Chef Lorena Garcia to inspire creativity and offer new and healthy ideas for easy ways to prepare our favorite pork dishes,” said Jose de Jesus, director of multicultural marketing for the National Pork Board.

For best results, the National Pork Board recommends cooking pork to an internal temperature between 145 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. The seven pork cuts classified as lean by the USDA are Pork tenderloin, Sirloin pork chop, New York pork shop, Ground pork – 96% lean, New York pork roast, Porterhouse chop, Ribeye pork chop.

Consumer Giveaway – Cook Like Chef Lorena Garcia! 

To help cook flavor-filled pork meals, the National Pork Board will give away Chef Lorena Garcia Technolon+ Ceramic Nonstick 6-piece cookware sets every week during the months of October and November. To enter and for official rules, consumers must visit PorkTeInspira.com/promociones.

For more information on National Pork Board, including new recipes, information on choice and lean cuts, health and safety concerns, cooking tips and promotions with weekly prizes, visit PorkTeInspira.com.

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