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Old 01-28-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Pork Tenderloin...

I've got a pork tenderloin...not sure what i want to do with it... last time i fried up some medallions with cider based sauce... and before that i braised it, although overcooked it a bit...

i think i might braise it again. although i'd like to try something besides using an ordinary stock to braise it in...

any ideas on what i can do with this tenderloin?

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Old 01-28-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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One of my favorites is... Season well, Brown on all sides in a cast iron skillet, run it in a 350* oven until to you get about 145* in the thickest part. Let it rest, slice into medallions. Make a sauce if you like...I ususally don't;

Another favorite....Slice into medallions and make K-Bobs...Pineapple works well here as does a brown sugar, pineapple juice baste for the K-Bobs


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IMO pork tenderloins aren't a good candidate for braising.

Braising is a technique for tough cuts of meat with ample fat and connective tissue. The long, low cooking method is designed to make tough meat tender.

A pork tenderloin is already tender.

Braising will dry it out.

I'd stick to dry heat and make sure not to overcook.
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One of my favorites is... Season well, Brown on all sides in a cast iron skillet, run it in a 350* oven until to you get about 145* in the thickest part. Let it rest, slice into medallions. Make a sauce if you like...I ususally don't;

Another favorite....Slice into medallions and make K-Bobs...Pineapple works well here as does a brown sugar, pineapple juice baste for the K-Bobs


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thanks for the suggestions... that pineapple and brown sugar sounds like it could be a winner.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:44 PM   #5
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Try this:

Porcini Pork Tenderloin - Allrecipes

or this:

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a Blue Cheese and Olive Stuffing - Allrecipes
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From my cooking light collection:

Fig and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pork Loin with Roasted Onion-Apricot Rice
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thanks for the suggestions... that pineapple and brown sugar sounds like it could be a winner.
You're Welcome. The pineapple juice + brown sugar will burn/scorch/char in a heartbeat...becareful of direct high heat! Think of it as a finishing sauce on K-bobs

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I read the rules and think I am ok posting this. There is a recipe for Maple-Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin on the allrecipes.com site. It is outstanding and easy.
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You're Welcome. The pineapple juice + brown sugar will burn/scorch/char in a heartbeat...becareful of direct high heat! Think of it as a finishing sauce on K-bobs

Fun!
dont think im going to go kabobs... i think im going to sear the tenderloin and brush it with the sauce and refrigerate for an hour or so. then finish it in the over after brushing a few more times during that portion to get a glaze like outer coating. then slice it and top it with the remaining sauce...
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I like to cook them on a raised grate over a low burning live fire.

Another good option is to slice into medallions and wrap bacon around the sides and direct grill them.
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