Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
6 servings

Look for jarred or canned piquillo peppers in specialty stores or upscale groceries. They add bittersweet notes deeper than those of roasted red bell peppers or pimientos, although either makes a fine substitute. Similarly, using smoked paprika in the rub adds depth to an already great main dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

Combine the first 4 ingredients; rub over pork. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Wrap handle of skillet with foil; place pan in oven. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink). Remove pork from pan, and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut the pork crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Step 3

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add prosciutto and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add spinach, tossing to combine. Add water, vinegar, and honey; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts, tossing frequently. Stir in piquillo peppers. Arrange about 1/3 cup spinach mixture on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 3 ounces pork.

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Ratings & Reviews

ESmith6's Review

May 21, 2010
Wow, this is fantastic. I followed the suggestion at the top of the recipe and used smoked paprika. It added a great smoky flavor and a little bit of heat. I also had a brain cramp on the piquillo peppers and bought peppadews. Turned out to be a fortunate mistake. The peppadews offset the smoky paprika really well. I will definitely make this again.

NancyYD's Review

April 11, 2009
This was a real showstopper recipe. I soaked the pork in a brine solution for several hours first and made a double batch of spinach were my only variations from the original recipe. Everybody loved it.