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FFwD: Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie was fairly interesting — pork tenderloin, cut into pieces, browned and then cooked quickly in orange juice, zest and segments, cardamom and onion. So, um, I changed a few things.

Originally, the diced onions were to be added with the orange, but I caramelized those a bit first thing, then removed them and browned the pork. I added the onions back in when I added the rest of the ingredients. I just wasn’t really into the idea of boiled diced onions, when I could brown them at the beginning and give them a sweeter flavor.

Also, I only made a half recipe and I put my cardamom seeds in a spice bag so I wouldn’t have to fish them out before serving.

Oh and I only cooked my pork for about five minutes in the sauce, as I wanted to pull it out before it overcooked (plus, I think I cut my pork a bit smaller than I should have). I just kept it warm under foil while I finished the sauce.

Everyone’s posts are here and my photos are below.

Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

PS: Blogging on an iphone is hard…

9 comments to FFwD: Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin

  • Your adjustments to the recipe all sound very reasonable.
    Overcooked tenderloin is a crime :-)
    It looks like your final dish came out really well.

  • mlb

    Cher: Thank you! It was pretty good. We liked it but didn’t love it. I’m on the pork-tenderloins-are-better-roasted bandwagon… :)

  • Good call on the onions. I ended up straining mine out of the sauce. And it looks like we all cut out tenderloins into much different sizes, mine were basically cut into mini tenderloins which were then sliced after cooking. No idea what Dorie had intended, sounds like we all interpreted her instructions a bit different this week.

  • Your dish looks amazing. And I’m impressed, I still haven’t tried blogging on my phone or iPad. Wow!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  • I love the look of your sauce in the pan! Beautiful!

  • For me, much better as a salad the next day. I’d almost make it again just to have as salad food for lunches during the week. I’ve never blogged my iphone yet. I refuse!

  • mlb

    Rose: Yeah, this was a slightly strange one. Sounds like we all did our best to make it work, tho!

    Candy: Thank you! Thankfully, I just had to do some minor editing on my phone. Kind of a pain… :)

    Alice: Thanks! :)

    Trevor: Oh, I love the salad idea! I bet the flavors were great the next day.

  • OK I totally love your change ups – especially with the gorgeous color you got. My guys really enjoyed this meal but I was not sure about a repeat. I think if I can get the color like yours I will totally go for it. Great job !

  • Lovely job. I think playing around with this recipe is a good idea, because the flavours should work.