7 Ways with Pork Tenderloin
Lean pork tenderloin is a versatile meat that you can grill, broil or stir-fry and feature in a variety of dishes.
The Leanest Cut
Pork tenderloin comes from the sirloin (the back part of the loin) and is the leanest and most tender cut of pork. It’s a meat that’s very compatible with many flavors and popular in a number of cuisines. Because pork tenderloin is so lean, it’s important not to overcook. Cook it to 145 degrees F or until the pork has a pink tint. Let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes to reabsorb the juices.
Pork Satay with Peanut Dipping SauceA satay is a popular Indonesian-style dish featuring meat that’s cut into thin strips and threaded onto skewers, grilled, and served with a spicy peanut sauce. It’s typically served as an appetizer, but is certainly hearty enough to be a main dish.
Grilled Jamaican Pork Tenderloin SaladTake pork tenderloin to the Caribbean by brushing it with a spicy mixture of lime juice, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper before you grill. Serve the slices of pork over fresh greens, and top with chopped pineapple and mango.
Bacon-Wrapped Pork TenderloinDouble your pork pleasure by wrapping strips of bacon around seasoned pork tenderloin before baking. With only three ingredients, it might become your go-to pork recipe for weeknight dinners as well as entertaining.
Stir-Fried Pork with Broccoli and CashewsLean strips of pork tenderloin are perfect for a stir-fry because the thin slices of pork cook in less than 5 minutes. Serve the Asian-flavored pork and broccoli mixture over steamed rice for a one-dish meal.
Pork Tenderloin with Onions and Dried CranberriesPork tenderloin is an easy option for a holiday meal. In this recipe, slices of pork tenderloin are browned in a skillet and simmered in a mixture of onions and dried cranberries.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin RouladeTo make a pork tenderloin roulade, slice the whole pork tenderloin in half lengthwise, but don’t cut all the way through. Flatten out the pork and fill with a mixture of goat cheese, shallots and onion. Roll up the pork, tie with twine and grill for a company-worthy entrée.
Pork Pot Pies With Corn Pudding CrustGo rogue and use pork tenderloin in your next pot pie instead of chicken. In place of a traditional pastry pot pie crust, this pot pie is a Southwestern-style dish featuring a corn pudding crust, plus black beans, poblano chiles, cumin, and cilantro.
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