Recipe by TOOLBELT DIVA
My entry into the 2009 Canadian Living Magazine Cook of the Year Contest. The recipe did not make the cut, but it is tasty and certainly worthy of sharing. You will note the absence of salt and/or pepper. I am thinking there is sufficient sodium and seasonings in the Teriyaki sauce and Dijon Mustard to justify eliminating additional seasoning from the recipe.... Salt/Sodium should never overpower other ingredients. If additional salt is requested, by all means, do provide it, but suggest that they taste first, and salt second. Pork Tenderloin can be purchased from your local supermarket in packages of two tenderloins, weighing approximately one kilo. This is usually sufficient for a dinner serving 4. This recipe was originally developed to serve 8; you will therefore require two packages of pork tenderloin - 2 loins per package..... As they say in Ontario "PUT PORK ON YOUR FORK".
Top Review by Gerry
AWESOME! Made this for a special weekend supper back in early February and yes the word I kept hearing was - awesome! Made as posted, wouldn't change a thing. When one gets requests for a repeat before the platter is empty, you know you have a winner. Another ER recipe into my Family Favourites.
- 4 fresh pork tenderloin
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 3 -4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cooking apple
- 1 medium size cooking onion, sliced
- 8 medium size fresh mushrooms
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed and chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
- 1⁄3 cup liquid honey
- 1⁄3 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1⁄4 cup smooth Dijon mustard
- 15 -20 cherry tomatoes (to garnish)
- 2 -3 sprigs fresh herbs (to garnish, eg, parsley, sage, rosemary)
Directions See How It's Made
- Oven 350°F.
- Peel, core and rough chop the apple. In a small, covered sauce pan add 1/3 C water and chopped apple. Over medium/low heat, cook into unsweetened apple sauce. If the apple sauce is a bit lumpy, that's OK; it will cook down during the roasting process. Mix well, then set aside for later use.
- Clean and quarter mushrooms.
- Add about 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to a saute pan deep enough to hold all the mushrooms, with stems, and sliced onion. Over medium heat, clarify onion; add mushrooms and garlic; cover the pan, and allow to saute, for about 5 minutes.
- Add rubbed sage to mushroom/onion mixture and combine well. Remove from heat.
- In a mixing bowl, place honey, teriyaki sauce, Dijon mustard; add unsweetened apple sauce (which you had set aside).
- Add mushrooms and onion to honey mixture and mix well.
- Add additional olive oil to same frying pan and brown pork tenderloin on all sides.
- Arrange pork tenderloin in oval, roasting pan with a cover. Roasting pan should comfortably accommodate all 4 tenderloins. Pour prepared mushroom/onion mixture over tenderloins in roasting pan. Cover and bake one hour.
- When done, remove tenderloin from roasting pan to warmed serving platter. Cover with foil and allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Return roasting pan to low heat on stove top, to keep the sauce hot.
- Carve each tenderloin in half. You will have 8 tenderloin pieces, 6 to 8 oz. each. Arrange on warmed serving platter and spoon mushroom/onion sauce over the meat. Arrange cherry tomatoes around the serving platter; garnish with sprigs of fresh herbs.
- Serve with rice, orzo, potatoes, and vegetables of your choosing; additional sauce in a gravy boat would not go amiss.