Milk-Braised Pork Tenderloin with Spinach and Strawberry Salad Recipe

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Submitted by vanbrandwijk

Makes 2 servings



Braising a seared pork tenderloin in milk gives it a lovely silkiness, and the milk a delicious, savory caramel flavor. The milk will gently curdle as the meat cooks, forming small lumps; pureeing it with an immersion mixer will smooth it out again. The strawberries in the salad can be simply halved, but julienning them whimsically disguises their shape (they begin to resemble sliced red peppers)??making their sweetness a pleasant surprise.

Recipe Ingredients for Milk-Braised Pork Tenderloin with Spinach and Strawberry Salad

8 ounces pork chops
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 cups skim milk
4 garlic cloves, halved
2 tbsp sage sprig

Recipe Directions for Milk-Braised Pork Tenderloin with Spinach and Strawberry Salad

  1. Season the pork with salt and white pepper, then slather it with the mustard. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the pork and cook over moderately high heat, turning twice, until browned, about 9 minutes. Transfer the pork to a plate.

  2. Pour off the oil in the skillet. Add the milk, garlic and sage sprig. Simmer over moderately low heat until the garlic is almost tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Add the pork to the skillet along with any accumulated juices and simmer, turning the pieces every 5 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted at the thickest point registers 140°, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pork to a plate. Cover with foil and keep warm. Discard the sage sprig.

  4. In a blender, puree the milk with the garlic until smooth. Return the sauce to the skillet, stir in the minced sage and season with salt and white pepper.

  5. Slice the pork 1 inch thick and arrange on plates. Spoon the garlic-sage milk sauce on top. Garnish with the small sage leaves.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 251.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
256
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
87mg
29%
Sodium
353mg
15%
Potassium
735mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
9.8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
6.5g
Protein
37.7g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 17% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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