The Cook’s Corner 1-22-2008

Southwestern Pork & Fresh Chilean Fruit

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons chipotle chili pepper
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
2 pounds fresh Chilean fruit including peaches, nectarines and plums, peeled if desired.

Method:

1. To prepare Spicy Sauce: In small skillet, combine canola oil, chili powder and chipotle chili pepper.

2. Heat over high heat, just until hot, about 30 seconds; transfer to small bowl.

With wire whisk, stir in lime juice, sugar and mustard; cool.

3. In plastic bag, coat tenderloin with 1/4 cup Spicy Sauce; close bag and set aside 30 minutes. Pit and quarter fruit; place in bowl.

4. Brush fruit on all sides with about 3 tablespoons Spicy Sauce; reserve remaining sauce for later use.

5. To cook: Preheat broiler to high.Place tenderloin on rack in broiler pan; broil 8 minutes.

6. Turn and broil until still slightly pink in center (160oF), 8 to 10 minutes longer.

7. Remove to cutting board; cover loosely with aluminum foil. Place fruit on broiler rack; broil 4 minutes; turn and broil until barely tender, 2 to 4 minutes longer.

8. Cut tenderloin into 1/2-inch-thick slices; serve with fruit and remaining Spicy Sauce. Garnish with greens, if desired

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