Kate's Cuisine

Oct 27 2009

Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri: Review

I’ve always kind of been at a loss as to what to do with pork tenderloin. Here you have this perfectly succulent piece of meat, and I had no idea what to do with it. I’ve breaded it and cut it up to serve with stir fry and it’s all been okay. My family doesn’t love it when I do those things to it but they don’t hate it either. Still, I’m always looking for new things that I can do with this delicious cut of pork. And now I’ve found it!

Everyone ate every bit of pork that was on their plate when I cooked this for supper the first time. Brent even went back for seconds, which is impressive! I mostly followed the recipe to a tee, with the exception of the black peppercorns and the kosher salt (man, I gotta get me some of that!) And I did include the jalapenos. If you don’t like spicy, take heart that you can’t even tell that jalapenos are used in the recipe. But I would be hesitant to take them out because I really, really wouldn’t want to mess with this delicious recipe too much. I was worried that the peppers would be too hot for the little ones but was relieved when I found out this dish is not spicy at all. I think it’s because the peppers are seeded before you mince them, and that’s really where the heat lies.

I also didn’t do mine on the outdoor grill but I did put it in a casserole dish under the broiler. I did have to literally sit and watch the meat cook because there were a few flare-ups. If your broiler is the same, be sure not to walk away from it. Good thing it doesn’t take that long to cook! And I usually would use 2 tenderloins but this time, I got one big honkin tenderloin so I just used that. Even though it was a bit thicker than the tenderloins you usually get when you buy a 2-pack, it cooked for about the same amount of time, was perfectly done in the centre, and tasted absolutely divine! Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever make pork tenderloin the same way again. (Okay, who am I kiddin?) But this is definitely the best way I’ve found so far to make delicious pork tenderloin!

I found the recipe on the Food Network’s website and thanks to Tyler Florence, had a delicious meal that the whole family loves!

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