Monday, August 15, 2016

Good Enough for Guests, but Quick and Easy Too


Here is a main dish that is a great weeknight meal because it is so fast and easy to throw together, but it is fancy and delicious enough that you could also serve it for guests. I've posted this one before here, but it's so good, it deserves a post of its own.

Apricot-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Serves 4


2 pork tenderloins (about 12 ounces each), trimmed of excess fat
1 tbsp olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 jar (10-12 ounces) apricot jam, (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard


Heat broiler; set rack 4 inches from heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Rub pork with oil; season with salt and pepper. broil 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk together jam and mustard. Cook over medium heat until jam melts, 3-4 minutes; remove from heat. Transfer half to a small bowl for brushing. Cover pan to keep remaining sauce warm.

Remove pork from broiler; brush with reserved sauce. Continue broiling until pork is blackened in spots and registers 150 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, 5-10 minutes more.

Cover pork loosely with foil; let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Serve drizzled with warm sauce.

Source: Martha Stewart Everyday Food recipe. You can find it here.

Notes: This took more than 10 minutes per side for me to broil. I would just broil it until it starts to brown, turn it over, and then broil that side until it starts to brown. Check it with a thermometer, or cut into it to see if it is cooked throughout and no longer pink on the inside. After I sliced the pork, I brushed each piece with the apricot mustard glaze. Seriously, this is such a good and easy main dish. We served it with green beans on the side, but have served it with asparagus in the past too.

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