4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup shallot mixture)
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into (1/2-inch-thick) slices
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 1/4 cups thinly sliced shallots (about 8)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
How to Make It
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan, and keep warm.
Add remaining 4 teaspoons oil to pan; reduce heat to medium. Add shallots to pan; cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup water and vinegar; simmer 6 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spoon shallot mixture over pork. Serve immediately.
Delicious. Was a huge hit for fathers day. I cooked the pork and removed it from the pan. I made the sauce and put the pork back in to coat. Only had four shallots. But doubled everything else. It was perfect.
My whole family enjoyed this recipe. My children called the shallots worms, but it got them to eat them. The sweet taste of the carmelized shallots and balsamic is very kid-friendly. We served it with roasted baby red potatoes and steamed asparagus. I am adding it to my cookbook now.
I had a bulk bag of shallots from a warehouse store. This recipe was just the ticket to using some of them. Delicious, I will be adding this to my recipe repertoire. Served with rice pilaf and roasted asparagus. An easy meal to be made on a work day evening.
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