Season 2, Episode 13 (03.30.16)
[chef: Regí Drake]
Here is a delicious entrée that your family will love. Best of all….it’s easy!!!
It roughly takes 45 minutes to an hour to serve this wonderful dish. The only thing that I would strongly suggest is to buy the best ingredients you can find for the best end result. It is also a must to remove as much Elastin (Silver Skin) from the tenderloin as you can.
This is something you can serve on Sunday or as a romantic dinner with your significant other. I learned this recipe from one of my best friends – Ms. Kim. I have been serving this to friends and family for quite some time now. It is always a crowd pleaser….enjoy!!!
• 1 lb Pork Tenderloin
• 8 Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes, halved (or quartered if very big)
• 1-1/2 Cups of Frozen Pearl Onions, thawed
• 4 Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar
• 3 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 4 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary, picked off the stem
• 3 Cloves of Garlic, peeled and cut into slivers
• Dash of Oregano & Thyme
• Salt and Pepper, to taste
1) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a 9 by 13 pan with aluminum foil and drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil to avoid the pork from sticking.
2) Lay the potatoes in one layer on a microwave safe dish and microwave for about 10 minutes or until just about cooked thru.
3) Make little slits all over the pork tenderloin and stuff each one with a couple pieces of rosemary and 1 sliver of the garlic. Season the outside well with salt, pepper, oregano and thyme. Set aside.
4) Preheat 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a large non stick skillet over medium high heat.
5) Add the prepped pork tenderloin and sear on both sides until it’s brown and crusty. Remove from the pan and place it on the foiled lined baking pan.
6) In a large bowl, add the partially cooked potatoes, pearl onions, 2 Tbsp of the balsamic vinegar and remaining 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, remaining rosemary and season with salt and pepper and oregano and thyme to taste. Mix until everything is combined.
7) Add the potato mixture all around the pork tenderloin and roast for 25 to 35 minutes or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the pork reaches 150 degrees.
8) Remove the pork tenderloin to a plate and cover with aluminum foil (“tent”). Put the potatoes back in wile the pork is resting, about 10 minutes.
9) Once the pork has rested, slice thinly and place it on a platter, arrange the roasted potatoes and pearl onions around the pork loin and drizzle a touch of balsamic vinegar over the top before serving.