CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Apricot TenderloinVersatile pork can make for a quick weekday meal.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Versatile pork can make for a quick weekday meal.
1 pound pork tenderloin
½ teaspoon each: salt, cracked pepper
¼ cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, pressed
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup each: water, chopped dried apricots, chopped prunes
Pat tenderloin dry; rub with salt, pepper. Combine preserves, vinegar, garlic, mustard in small bowl. Brush some of mixture over meat; reserve extra mixture. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tenderloin on all sides. Add water, chopped fruit, any remaining apricot mixture. Cover; reduce heat. Cook until thickest part of meat is pink. Remove cover; raise heat slightly. Cook until pan juices reduce slightly, about 5 minutes. Thinly slice pork; top with fruit mixture.
Yield: Serves 4.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 307 calories, 12 grams fat 75 milligrams cholesterol, 26 grams carbohydrates, 25 grams protein, 377 milligrams sodium, 1 gram fiber.
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