Friday, August 20, 2010

"I could make you happy'n all, if you weren't already"

I have no idea, why it felt necessary to post this recipe with an Ani diFranco quote, but it did and since I'm currently going through a very new-age "listen to thy gut-feeling" period, then, well, there was really nothing I could do. For a moment I was a tad bit worried about the subconscious links I might have between "f*** you" songs and pork, but I decided against pursuing that train of thought.

So, here it is my non-Ani related pork.

Pork tenderloin with spicy tomato salsa (Sea sisefilee v├╝rtsika tomatisalsaga):
Serves 3

~600 gr pork tenderloin
freshly ground sea-salt and black pepper
a knob of butter
1 glug of sunflower-oil

6 large, ripe tomatoes
3 large clove sof garlic
2x2 cm knob of ginger
1 tsp of powdered paprika
1 tsp of onion-flakes
1/2-1 green chilli
1 glug of sunflower-oil

Peel and chop the tomatoes, garlic, ginger.
De-seed the chilli.
Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the paprika powder, the onion flakes, the garlic and the ginger. Stir and sautee on medium heat for a minute or so. Add the tomatoes and the ginger, stir. After a minute or two, add the chilli. Stir, cover and leave to simmer.

Heat the oil and the butter in a skillet, when they're really hot (but not smoking) flash-fry the tenderloin on each side (less than a minute per side, just until it's lovely and brown and you can smell the sweet, sugary, butter+meat smell).
Reduce the heat and cover the pan, leave the meat to cook for 10-15 minutes (check at some point, by cutting it).

When the meat is almost done, put it on a cutting board and cover with tin-foil and leave it to rest for about 10 minutes.

Stir the salsa occasionally, but leave it to simmer until the meat is good to go. Cut the meat into about 1 cm slices and serve with salsa.



lisaiscooking said...

The spicy tomato salsa sounds delicious, and I'm thinking that would be great with eggs or chicken as well!

Sophie said...

A lovely pork dish! That's for sure, dear Kat!

MMMMMMMMMMM,..A lovey spiced up tomato sauce!

I am loving it!