I developed this recipe based on what I had on hand: rosemary fresh from the pot on my balcony, a Niman Ranch pork tenderloin, and a brand-new jar of dijon mustard. The result is an incredibly flavorful, relatively quick dinner that is also pretty low in fat (you could use a nonstick pan and less oil for even lighter results, though the searing will not be as good). Great with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies for a simple weeknight meal that's fit for guests.
This definitely company-worthy & easy-to-fix recipe from *French Bistro and Cafe Cooking* by Pierre-Yves Chupin (& the pic) made my eyes grow wide & my mouth water. Per his intro, "The art of simmering is a very important part of bistro cooking. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients, put them in a skillet (or casserole dish) & allow to cook b4 enjoying the rich flavors." Even that part of the recipe won me over. A white Burgundy (Rully or Pouilly-Fuisse) was suggested to accompany this dish. *Enjoy* ! *Edited To Add* In response to reviewer comments, I added the word *whole* to help describe the spice cloves, suggested med-sized shallots & gave options for the onion ingredient. :-)
The spice rub for this is fantastic! At first I was a bit skeptical after I had mixed all the spices together and smelled it. BUT, after I rubbed it into the pork tenderloin and started searing it, this incredible smell filled my kitchen. I got this recipe from Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello. My husband, the meat-eater, loved it!
Pork no longer needs to be massacred with cooking - I know it is a hard habit to break if this is how you were brought up but pork today is perfectly safe to eat slightly pink and it is so juicy, Try it - not blood rare but just a light pink. This is a very tasty recipe.
This is very tasty, however I must admit that when cooking the pork the stated amount of time was not enough for my family. After resting the pork was still VERY pink so I put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes. This cooked the pork through entirely. I know that this probably wasn't Ming's intention for the dish but for those of you who like thoroughly cooked pork please know you need to cook the meat longer.