It's been a few weeks since I participated in Tyler Florence Fridays (TFF), and luckily for me this is the easiest cooking group ever! Members get to choose the recipe and can participate each week - or not. We can even post on any day we choose - the TFF roundup is posted each Friday and if you've posted that week you're included. How cool is that? Very cool, I say, especially since Tyler Florence's recipes are scrumptious!
My daughter A.L.E. specifically requested pork tenderloin when she was home for Christmas. I don't cook it very often, and don't have a recipe that is my pork tenderloin default, so I went searching to see if Tyler Florence could help me. I came across this recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and it had rave reviews so I thought I'd give it a go.
- The tenderloins I bought were much bigger than those specified in the recipe. I had nearly 3 pounds of meat and we made a double recipe of the marinade.
- Luckily A.L.E. prepared the marinade, because I was racing to get the French Pear Tart baked (I will post it for TWD on Tuesday).
- She used oregano from our garden (it's still growing, despite temps we had last week in the mid-teens!) and flat leaf parsley. There was also a bit of basil chopped in the mix also. We cut back just a bit on the lime, although, truth be told, we could have used the full amount.
- Because the meat is marinated in a plastic bag, a little of the marinade can go a long way, meaning you can leave lots of the sauce aside for serving time. Next time I'll save more out and put less in with the meat. I left the sauce off of some of the meat because of food sensitivities in my family, and still wish I had a bit more to spoon over the meat.
- we made some of the tenderloins with just a bit of the jalapeno peppers and the rest with a bunch of jalapenos. Of course we lost track of which was which when they were on the grill! As it turns out, none of it was all that hot/spicy, so we didn't burn anyone's taste buds!
This was a fantastic recipe! We loved it, and I will definitely make it again. It was even tender and flavorful as leftovers the next couple of days.
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