I’m at the point in my book where I need help testing recipes.
Want to help?
It’s not hard. Just follow a recipe and tell me if:
Don’t let the length of the recipes intimidate you. They may seem long, but that is only to ensure that everything is explained—
Before you start cooking there are two things you should do.
Those two steps, believe it or not, have changed my entire experience in the kitchen.
The other night I made a delicious pork tenderloin. The tenderloin is a lean piece of meat that can be tasty, but if it is overcooked the meat can be dry and tough. Making certain you cook it to the right temperature, and adding a sauce can dramatically enhance the flavor of the tenderloin.
I love a good recipe; especially one that is easy to make and comes out perfectly every time. This roasting technique is simple and straightforward. Once you season the meat, sear it in an ovenproof pan until it is browned on all sides. Place the pan into a 425° oven for 15 minutes or until the inner temperature is at 145°. While the meat is resting, make the sauces over a medium-high heat.
In the recipe below I’ve given you a choice of three sauces: a simple cream sauce, a tomato-based sauce, and a mushroom sauce. They all go well with the pork and I like that you have options depending on your mood.
Roast Pork TenderloinAdding a sauce to finish the tenderloin adds flavor and moisture to the meat.
Preheat oven to 425°
1 one-pound pork tenderloin
salt and pepper
These herbs go well with pork: parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, fennel, cumin, and coriander.
Try this recipe and leave a comment on this blog post, remember to answer the 7 questions listed above.
If you’d like, here are 4 other recipes you can try.
After each post please answer the 7 questions in the comments below.
One more thing: if you know anyone who you think would like to test a recipe, please send this on to them. The more the merrier.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
We were invited to join our good friends Pierre and Ellie to renew their wedding vows. Our instructions were to arrive at dawn. We approached the building through a heavy fog, that sat low to the ground making it hard to see where going. Out of that fog, we heard a voice: “Birds, birds, it’s this way.” We spotted a fanciful silhouette, a man wearing a cloak and a hat . . .
2020 is going to be a good year! Of course, I don’t really know that; it’s just a feeling. But I have a choice: I can be optimistic or pessimistic and I don’t see any reason to start off with negative thoughts. “Choose to be optimistic it feels better.” Dalai Lama For years I’ve started the New Year by setting goals... But last year was different! . . .