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Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Summer parties and dining al fresco doesn’t get more convenient than this – lean pork tenderloin seasoned with a quick, flavorful rub then grilled to perfection served with the easiest salad ever!!

I love having my friends over in the summer for BBQs, but I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen. Instead I prefer to keep things simple so I can actually enjoy my company, which is why I love these new DeLallo SaladSavors.[1]

If you’re not familiar with DeLallo[2]; I first discovered them last year. They are the only brand of whole wheat pasta my family will actually eat,
but they sell tons of other quality ingredients like olive oils, vinegars, olives, roasted peppers, marinated artichokes and more. So it only makes sense that they took
those ingredients and conveniently packaged them to create quick and
easy salads – all you do is add the lettuce!

Whatever you throw on the grill; whether it’s pork tenderloin, shrimp kabobs[3], pesto chicken kabobs[4], harissa lamb chops[5] or even just burgers – making a salad with one of these salad toppings takes minutes to put together – EASY!

These are brand spanking new so at the moment they’re only available in select supermarkets, but I’m sure you’ll be seeing them everywhere soon! And here’s the BEST news – I’ve partnered with DeLallo Foods[6] and a few of my food blogging friends: Sommer from A Spicy Perspective[7], Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil[8], Ali from Gimme Some Oven[9], Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod[10] and myself to host the Ultimate Al Fresco Dining Giveaway[11]!

You could win A YEAR of SaladSavors[12] (10 SaladSavors®[13] sent monthly), plus tons of stuff from Crate & Barrel and West Elm: a beautiful patio set, a salad bowl, platter, serving tub, flatware serving set and more!! If you love entertaining outdoors in the summer as much as I do, click here for a chance to win this giveaway[14].
And back to the pork tenderloin – it’s super lean, a serving is under 175 calories (4 points plus) and is gluten-free, clean, paleo-friendly, & takes 25 minutes to make. You can easily double the recipe to serve more. Enjoy!

Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Size: just over 3 oz • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 162 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 2 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 27 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 351 mg • Cholesterol: 81 mg

Ingredients:

For the Cumin Spice Rub:

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 18 oz)

Directions:

Combine the spices then season the tenderloin all over.

Preheat the grill to high, or preheat the broiler to high.

Grill or broil the tenderloin, covered on high 5 minutes on each side, then move to indirect heat if grilling, cover the grill and cook an additional 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway, until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 145°F (about 20 to 22 minutes total).

Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo[15]. I only share products I use in my own kitchen. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so.

References

  1. ^ DeLallo SaladSavors. (www.delallo.com)
  2. ^ DeLallo (www.delallo.com)
  3. ^ shrimp kabobs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ pesto chicken kabobs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ harissa lamb chops (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ DeLallo Foods (delallo.com)
  7. ^ A Spicy Perspective (www.aspicyperspective.com)
  8. ^ Love and Olive Oil (www.loveandoliveoil.com)
  9. ^ Gimme Some Oven (www.gimmesomeoven.com)
  10. ^ Two Peas and Their Pod (www.twopeasandtheirpod.com)
  11. ^ Ultimate Al Fresco Dining Giveaway (www.skinny-bits.com)
  12. ^ SaladSavors (www.delallo.com)
  13. ^ SaladSavors® (www.delallo.com)
  14. ^ click here for a chance to win this giveaway (www.skinny-bits.com)
  15. ^ DeLallo (www.delallo.com)

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Pork Tenderloin Medallions in a Lemon Caper Sauce

Pork Tenderloin Medallions in a Lemon Caper Sauce

by Pam on May 14, 2014

I love this recipe because it’s rather easy to make but looks and tastes gourmet. The sauce is lemony and delicious with the tender pork and we all loved it. These pork medallions paired beautifully with the Lemon Basil Rice[1] and Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes Topped with Feta[2].

Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloin (click this link for instructions[3]). Cut the tenderloin into 1 inch thick medallions. Place the medallions on a cutting board and cover with a piece of wax paper then flatten each medallion slightly with the palm of your hand. Season both sides of the medallions with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Sprinkle both sides of the pork medallions evenly with the flour.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the medallions to the HOT skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to a plate and keep warm.

Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet then add the shallot. Cook, stirring often, for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half. Add capers then taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed.  Add the pork along with any juices back to the pan and coat both sides with the sauce. Place the pork on a serving platter with a side of the sauce. Sprinkle the pork with parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Pork Tenderloin Medallions in a Lemon Caper Sauce




Yield: 5

Cook Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1 pork tenderloin, cut into same size medallions
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1-2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
1 shallot, diced
1 cup of chicken broth
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp capers

Directions:

Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloin (click this link for instructions). Cut the tenderloin into 1 inch thick medallions. Place the medallions on a cutting board and cover with a piece of wax paper then flatten each medallion slightly with the palm of your hand. Season both sides of the medallions with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Sprinkle both sides of the pork medallions evenly with the flour.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the medallions to the HOT skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to a plate and keep warm.

Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet then add the shallot. Cook, stirring often, for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half. Add capers then taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, if needed. Add the pork along with any juices back to the pan and coat both sides with the sauce. Place the pork on a serving platter with a side of the sauce. Sprinkle the pork with parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Lemon Basil Rice (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes Topped with Feta (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ (click this link for instructions (www.learninghowtocook.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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City Chicken – Hey, Nice Legs!

This fascinating pork on a stick recipe is American cuisine in a nutshell. City cooks, who couldn’t get chicken, would take scraps from much-cheaper-at-the-time pork, and build something similar to what you see here; but that’s not what makes this delicious mock drumstick so American.


Why this represents the true spirit of American food, is that long after chicken became cheap and plentiful, people kept making and eating this anyway. Yes, in cities across the Rust Belt, people decided that the only thing better than one kind of fried chicken leg, was two kinds of fried chicken leg. It’s hard to argue.

As you’ll see in the video, I like to lay out my pork slices so that the larger slices will be in the middle of the skewer, and smaller pieces at the bottom, to maximize the drumstick effect.  Of course, I guess you could poke the pork in any old order, but there just won’t be as many oohs and ahs.


I used pork tenderloin, which is fantastic for this procedure, but traditionally pork shoulder trimmings are used. Regardless of what you make this with (just please don’t use chicken), I hope you give this American classic a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 6 City Chicken drumsticks:
1 whole trimmed pork tenderloin (not loin), sliced as shown
6 bamboo skewers (6-inch are best)
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
cayenne to taste
dried thyme to taste
flour, beaten eggs, and panko breadcrumbs as needed
vegetable oil for frying