Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry, Orange and Date Relish

Shanti Hinojos provides this delicious and hearty recipe that has both a sweet and savory twist.

Ingredients for Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 Pork Tenderloin (1.5-2#)
  • 4 Tb Grapeseed Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Ingredients for Relish

  • 1/2 cup Medjool dates, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • zest and juice of 1 medium orange
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon (can combine with the above)
  • 2-3 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 3T roughly chopped cilantro plus while leaves for garnish
  • smoked salt and freshly cracked pepper

Ingredients for the Spinach, Arugula Kale Salad

  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 2 cups Arugula
  • 1 cup Red or Dinosaur kale, thinly chopped
  • 1-2 ripe yet firm pears (of choice), quartered and thinly sliced (cut right before serving so doesn't brown or squeeze lemon on it)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (danish, roquefort, gorgonzola, or domestic)
  • 1/4 cup Marcona Almonds, Roughly Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds

Ingredients for Champagne Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 champagne vinegar
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp minced shallot
  • juice and zest of half a lemon
  • smoked salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp warm water

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Directions for Pork Tenderloin

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with whole cilantro leaves.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season pork loin with oil, salt and pepper. In a hot, oven safe pan (cast iron preferably) add a tablespoon of oil and sear pork on all sides until brown and caramelized. Put pan in oven and cook until a digital thermometer reads 125 (10-20 minutes, depending on your individual oven). Pork should be still be pink in the middle. Remove and cover with foil and let rest 15 minutes (very important). Serve pork loin whole on a platter with relish on the side, or sliced with relish on top and garnish with whole cilantro leaves.

Directions for Salad

Mix all lettuces together in a bowl. Add dressing around the outer edge of the bowl so as to not drown the lettuces. Toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients and lightly toss again. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Directions for Dressing

Combine/ whisk/blend all ingredients until emulsified. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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