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Pork Tenderloin Tostadas with Avocado

Pork Tenderloin Tostadas with Avocado

by Pam on February 17, 2014

I had a busy day with my kids today and wanted to make something super quick and easy for dinner. I was in the mood for Mexican food and so was my daughter who can never get enough of it. I did a quick sauté of diced pork tenderloin then layered a crisp tortilla (that I baked) with sour cream, pork, lettuce, tomato, cotija cheese, and avocado. Nothing fancy but boy did it hit the spot. My husband, daughter, and I all loved this dish while my son said it was “okay but not his favorite”. Gotta love the honesty!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat both sides of the corn tortillas with olive oil cooking spray then place on the baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes then flip them over and cook for 2-3 minutes,or until crispy and golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Remove the silver skin from the pork tenderloin – click here for instructions[1].  Dice the meat into small bite sized pieces. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the diced pork then season with cumin, coriander, garlic powder, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through.

Spread sour cream on the tostada shell then spoon the pork on top. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado then sprinkle the top with cotija cheese. Serve immediately with salsa and lime wedges on the side.



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Pork Tenderloin Tostadas with Avocado




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

Cooking spray
5 corn tortillas
1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, diced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp oregano
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Sour cream
Lettuce, shredded
Grape tomatoes, halved
Avocado, diced
Cotija cheese, shredded
Salsa
Lime wedges

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat both sides of the corn tortillas with olive oil cooking spray then place on the baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes then flip them over and cook for 2-3 minutes,or until crispy and golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Remove the silver skin from the pork tenderloin – click link up above for instructions. Dice the meat into small bite sized pieces. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the diced pork then season with cumin, coriander, garlic powder, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through.

Spread sour cream on the tostada shell then spoon the pork on top. Add the lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado then sprinkle the top with cotija cheese. Serve immediately with salsa and lime wedges on the side.



References

  1. ^ click here for instructions (www.learninghowtocook.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Pork Medallions with a Balsamic Honey Mustard Sauce

Pork Medallions with a Balsamic Honey Mustard Sauce

by Pam on September 16, 2013

I haven’t made a pork tenderloin for quite awhile so I decided to make one for dinner. I found a tasty looking marinade at The Dinnervine[1] that looked delicious. The marinade was a snap to put together and the pork cooked quickly –  it was perfect for a weeknight meal. The marinade/sauce was flavorful and made the tender meat taste extra delicious.

Combine the olive oil, chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, spicy brown mustard, honey, thyme, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and minced garlic together in a large zip lock bag. Mix well; pour 3 tbsp of the marinade into a separate dish then cover with a lid. Reserve for later use.

Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloin (click this link for instructions[2]). Cut the tenderloin into 1 inch thick medallions. Place into the zip lock bag and seal. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Remove the meat from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat an OVEN proof skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the pork medallions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the pork over, add the reserved marinade to the pan along with the chicken broth, then place the pan into the oven and cook for 13-15 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Place the medallions on a serving platter then drizzle with the sauce from the pan. Garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy.



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Pork Medallions with a Balsamic Honey Mustard Sauce




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.



Ingredients:

3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp chicken broth
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pork tenderloin, silverskin removed & cut into 1 inch medallions
2 tbsp chicken broth

Directions:

Combine the olive oil, chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, spicy brown mustard, honey, thyme, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and minced garlic together in a large zip lock bag. Mix well; pour 3 tbsp of the marinade into a separate dish then cover with a lid. Reserve for later use.

Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloin (see link above for instructions). Cut the tenderloin into 1 inch thick medallions. Place into the zip lock bag and seal. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Remove the meat from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat an OVEN proof skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the pork medallions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the pork over, add some of the marinade to the pan, then place the pan into the oven and cook for 13-15 minutes or until pork is cooked through. Remove from the oven. Place the medallions on a serving platter then drizzle with the sauce from the pan. Garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by Dinnervine

References

  1. ^ The Dinnervine (www.dinnervine.com)
  2. ^ (click this link for instructions (www.learninghowtocook.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce

Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce

by Pam on February 25, 2014

I had a pork tenderloin in the refrigerator that needed to be cooked up so I went in search of recipes. I found this recipe on Fine Cooking[1] that looked simple and perfect. I thought it was interesting that the recipe had you cut the pork lengthwise nearly in half then flatten it with a mallet. It ended up looking like a flank steak when I was done and I loved that it would take less time to cook evenly. I marinated the meat for 4 hours then set it out at room temperature for 20 minutes prior to cooking it in the grill pan. The pork turned out extremely tender and so flavorful. We all LOVED the peanut sauce and thought it tasted great with the pork. The pork paired nicely with the Garlicky Snow Peas[2] and Coconut Cilantro Rice[3] I served with it. We all thought the whole meal was fantastic.

In a measuring cup, whisk the coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, and coriander to make the peanut sauce.

Trim the pork of excess fat and remove the silver skin – click here for instructions[4]. Butterfly the tenderloin by splitting it lengthwise almost but not quite all the way through, so the halves remain attached.

Open the tenderloin (like a book) then cover with saran wrap, and pound to a 1/2-inch thickness with a meat mallet. Put the pork tenderloin in a large zip lock bag then pour half the marinade on top (reserving the other half). Squish it around so the meat is evenly coated. Place the meat in the refrigerator and marinate for 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking to let the meat come to room temperature.

Heat a large grill pan coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. Remove the tenderloin from the marinade then lightly season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the tenderloin in the HOT grill pan then cook for 5 -6 minutes before flipping and cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through. Transfer to a carving board and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving the the reserved peanut sauce on the side (I heated the sauce up for 20-30 seconds in the microwave before serving). Enjoy.



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Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground coriander
1 pork tenderloin, silver skin removed
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a measuring cup, whisk the coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, and coriander to make the peanut sauce.

Trim the pork of excess fat and remove the silver skin – click up above for instructions. Butterfly the tenderloin by splitting it lengthwise almost but not quite all the way through, so the halves remain attached.

Open the tenderloin (like a book) then cover with saran wrap, and pound to a 1/2-inch thickness with a meat mallet. Put the pork tenderloin in a large zip lock bag then pour half the marinade on top (reserving the other half). Squish it around so the meat is evenly coated. Place the meat in the refrigerator and marinate for 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking to let the meat come to room temperature.

Heat a large grill pan coated in cooking spray over medium high heat. Remove the tenderloin from the marinade then lightly season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the tenderloin in the HOT grill pan then cook for 5 -6 minutes before flipping and cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through. Transfer to a carving board and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving the the reserved peanut sauce on the side (I heated the sauce up for 20-30 seconds in the microwave before serving). Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Fine Cooking

References

  1. ^ Fine Cooking (www.finecooking.com)
  2. ^ Garlicky Snow Peas (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Coconut Cilantro Rice (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ click here for instructions (www.learninghowtocook.com)
  5. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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