Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sunday night dinner

Going to make this tonight provided the husband approves, Pork with Pesto. Although I'm going to make it with my own personal traditional pesto recipe, with penne on the side.

Pork with pesto...

1 whole pork tenderloin, weighing about 12 ounces

1 heaped tablespoon all-purpose flour

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

About 3 tablespoons bottled or homemade basil pesto (recipe follows)

½ cup medium sherry or white wine

Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Trim the pork tenderloin, then cut the meat on the diagonal into 1-inch slices; you should get about 10 slices. Place the slices on a board and flatten them with the base of a saucepan or a meat mallet until about ½-inch thick.

Preheat the broiler. Spread the flour out on a plate and season well. Put the pork slices on the flour and turn to coat. Heat the oil in a large skillet and fry the pork slices for 2 minutes on each side.

Transfer the slices of pork to the rack of the broiler pan. Set the skillet aside. Spread the top of each pork slice with pesto and broil for 30 to 60 seconds until bubbling. Transfer to warm plates and keep hot.

Add the sherry or wine to the skillet and stir over moderate heat until well mixed with any sediment and meat juices in the pan. Pour over the pork.

To serve: Garnish with fresh basil and serve immediately.

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