Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pork Tenderloin Two Ways


I have always been a fan of pork so I have a tendency to purchase pork tenderloin over beef. The standard at our house has been Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Mustard and Rosemary. It was published in Fine Cooking magazine. After making the same recipe for so many years, the Kitchen Gnome decided that he needed to try something else. Since there are two tenderloins to a package, he prepared our standard but on the remaining tenderloin he used a purchased mango chipotle sauce.

Both were excellent. I need to branch out more often!

Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Mustard and Rosemary

Serves 4

2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp mustard
Two 4-inch sprigs of rosemary, stems removed, and needles crushed slightly to release flavor
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp crushed black pepper
1 Tbsp black mustard seeds (optional)
2 Tbsp olive oil
One 16 oz. pork tenderloin, trimmed, silverskin removed, and butterflied

Combine the honey, mustarc, rosemary, slat, pepper, and black mustard seeds, and olive oil in a shallow dish large enough to hold the pork tenderloin. Add the tenderloin, turn to coat, and marinate it for at least an hour.

Heat the grill or broiler. Cook the pork until golden brown on all sides and firm to the touch, about 12 to 15 minutes total cooking time. Let the tenderloin rest on the cutting board for a few minutes, cut it on the diagonal into thin slices, and serve.

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I love rosemary with pork...it is wonderful. This recipe is always a success. I guess one of us can't get enough of it! The other half would like to explore...not a bad idea as long as I get the standard once in awhile!

6 comments:

  1. I love pork tenderloin - the mustard sauce sounds wonderful.

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  2. Kate, this looks fabulous. I'm with you, pork tenderloin wins over beef in my mind ~ the mild flavor lends itself to so many way of preparing it.

    My family would love this way of preparing it ~ thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. I don't prepare meat very often and think of chicken or beef when I do. I must try this. The glaze sounds wonderful with the pork.

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  4. This looks really delicious and easy to do. I think I'm going to try this.

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  5. You can't go wrong with an old classic favorite. This sounds so very good. Thanks!

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  6. I'm a big pork fan! Your old standby looks great. I'm one of those that has to always be looking for something new. Drives my hubby nuts lol.

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