Taking Viking Cooking School cooking classes does pay off! Not only do you learn technique, cooking times, proper preparation of what you are cooking, you have loads of fun! The recipe I am sharing is so easy! And if you eat Pork Tenderloin, it is so tasty! And it is the way to get tender, (not dry) flavorful pork tenderloin! We learned that pork is done when it reaches 140 degrees. Anything over that and you will get chewy, dry pork! (We will be tasting this with Sweet Potato biscuits, to die for, at work in the next week).
So, plan on making this – it doesn’t take long, can be made on a week-night, and there’s a give-a-way involved! Woohoo! A Sur-La-Table Lime Green 5-Qt Multipurpose Cast-Iron Enameled Pan! Pictured above! It will make you happy! The lid serves as a second pan! Two pans in one! AND I am throwing in a Williams Sonoma Digital Meat thermometer in with it! This baby is wonderful! I have a different version and love, love, love mine! You can insert it into the meat and close the oven door for perfectly prepared meals!
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Blackened Pork Tenderloin with Creole Mustard-serves 6-8
2-(1-lb) pork tenderloins 3-4 Tbsp clarified butter
Blackened Seasoning (make or purchase your favorite brand)
(trim the tenderloins, removing all fat and silverskin.(keeps the tenderloins from curling up and from becoming tender).
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees. * Coat each tenderloin with clarified butter then season generously and evenly on all sides with Blackened Seasoning. (I have used softened regular butter in the absence of clarified butter and it worked fine) *Heat a cast iron skillet or heavy bottomed skillet (that can go in the oven) (if you win the contest that pan would work great!) over high heat until smoking hot. Sear the pork on all sides until a dark brown crust forms, about 3 minutes on all sides. The pork should be lightly charred. * If necessary,(I would test with a meat thermometer to get the 140 degree meat reading) place whole pan in oven and finish cooking until meat thermometer reads 140 degrees in thickest portion. *Remove and place tenderloins on carving board. Tent loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/4 to 1/2 inch medallions. Serve with Creole Mustard Sauce.
Creole Mustard Sauce
1/4 cup Creole or grainy Dijon mustard 1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp honey 1 Tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp hot pepper sauce 1/2 tsp creole seasoning
3 green onions green tops only, sliced very thin
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mustard, mayo, honey, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, creole seasoning, and green onions. Place in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow the flavors to develop.
I hope you will make this and enjoy! Sweet Potato Biscuit recipe to come!