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Coriander Pork Tenderloin With Carrot-Ginger Sauce

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“From Bon Appetite. Feb 2000 - but I found it in my 2001 book. They say to serve it with Jasmine rice with sesame seeds, steamed snow peas, a dry Gewurztraminer and serve a melon salad for dessert. Sounds wonderful!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine carrots, 3 cups water and 3/4 teaspoon salt in medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Cover and cook until carrots are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Drain; reserve cooking liquid. Transfer carrots to processor.
  4. Puree until smooth. Add cream and ginger and process to blend. Transfer puree to heavy small saucepan.
  5. Add enough reserved cooking liquid to puree to form consistency of thick sauce.
  6. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm before serving.)
  7. Coarsely grind coriander seeds in spice grinder or blender. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  8. Press coriander onto pork, coating completely. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in each of 2 heavy large nonstick skillets over medium-high heat.
  9. Add 1 pork tenderloin to 1 skillet and 2 pork tenderloins to second skillet. Brown pork on all sides and cook until thermometer inserted into center registers 155°F, about 25 minutes.
  10. Transfer pork to cutting board. Let rest 5 minutes. Cut pork into 1-inch-thick slices. Spoon sauce onto plates. Top with pork and serve.

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