Herb Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

2017-11-11T23:21:03+00:00 November 11th, 2017|

Pork Tenderloin is a long and thin cut of pork that has many great uses, but the key is not to overcook it. So stuffing and roasting the tenderloin is a great way to add flavour and have more control over how fast the loin cooks. Stuffing this is not too difficult and a good technique to learn about pork, or chicken or a variety of other applications.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons dijon-style mustard
  • 18 ounces pork tenderloin
  • 1 1⁄2 cups shredded spinach leaves
  • 1⁄2 cup assorted snipped fresh herb (such as sage, thyme, rosemary, and/or basil)
  • 3 tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • snipped fresh chives
  • 1⁄3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey

PREPARATION

  1. Trim any fat from meat.
  2. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise cut down the center of roast, cutting to, but not through, the other side. Spread the meat flat. Place tenderloin between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound meat lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to about a 13×8-inch rectangle. (If necessary, use a portion of a second tenderloin to make 18 ounces. Overlap and pound the pieces to make a single rectangle.) Fold in the narrow ends as necessary to make an even rectangle.
  3. Spread mustard evenly over tenderloin. Stir together spinach, herbs, bread crumbs, and egg white in a medium bowl. Spoon evenly over pork. Roll tenderloin up jelly-roll style, beginning at narrow end. Tie meat with string, first at center, then at 1-inch intervals.
  4. Place meat on rack in a shallow roasting pan. Brush oil over meat and sprinkle with salt pepper. Roast, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until meat is tender and slightly pink (160 degrees F) and juices run clear.
  5. Transfer to a warm platter. Remove strings; keep warm while preparing sauce and resting the meat. To serve, cut tenderloin into 12 slices. Spoon Mustard Sauce over each serving. Sprinkle with chives.

To Make Mustard Sauce:

In small saucepan combine sour cream, mayonnaise, Dijon style mustard, and honey. Cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or just until heated through. Do not boil. Serve immediately with pork slices.

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