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Baked Pork Tenderloin with an Agave and Ginger Marinade

But first a picture of something I think is beautiful.  It tastes just like a white cauliflower but is so much prettier.

purple cauliflower

I have been playing around with agave nectar for the past few weeks as a substitute for honey.  … Read the rest

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Eggs and Mushrooms

Pork Tenderloin stuffed with eggs and mushrooms

This was a blast  to make and it came out looking like I hoped.  That being said this was a complete experiment.  My guests thought this was cool but I did have more leftovers than usual.    I think using pickled … Read the rest

Side dishes

I’ll try to keep posting some interesting side dishes that go well with pork tenderloin.  As always, pasta, rice, baked beans, mashed potatoes, etc are good; they just get a little old after a while.

Side #1:  Mixed Greens with Read the rest

Pre Marinated Pork Tenderloin

I bought a “Farmlands” peppercorn pork tenderloin the other day for about ten bucks.  These really come in handy if you are not feeling too ambitious in the kitchen but want to have something quick and tasty.  I have cooked … Read the rest

Apple and Raisin Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Stuffed pork tenderloin with apples and raisins

Really good!

I was taken aback at how good this recipe turned out; this is a keeper!  The sweet part of the stuffing was a sauté of Granny Smith apple, yellow onion and golden raisins while the savory part was … Read the rest

Pork Tenderloin Cutlets

For some folks cutlets are the preferred way to enjoy tenderloins.  They cook up great in a skillet which allows you to build a nice pan sauce afterwards.  You will get four nice sized cutlets per tenderloin.  Since they typically … Read the rest

grilled pork tenderloin stuffed with spinach and feta

Stuffed pork tenderloin

Pork tenderloin stuffed with spinach and feta cheese

I love this dish because it is tasty, healthy, beautiful and fun.  I’m not sure of a total calorie count but it sure isn’t that much.  The spinach and feta is a … Read the rest

Dry Cured Pork Tenderloin

Dry cured pork tenderloin

Dry cured pork tenderloin

Dry cured pork tenderloin is delicious.  Learning to make it is easy and I also think important.

Dry cured meats were once an important staple in our diets simply because we did not have any other … Read the rest

Breaded pork tenderloin sandwich

There is an old joke about people in Indiana being a little bit confused.  It goes, “South Bend is in the north, North Vernon is in the south and French Lick isn’t what you think.”

And so it goes with … Read the rest

Pork Tenderloin Marinades

A great pork tenderloin marinade is as follows:

  • ½ cup of Jack Daniels
  • ½ cup of canola oil
  • ½ cup Creole mustard
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp each of salt, black pepper and thyme

If you are wary of … Read the rest

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