Every woman has her go-to recipes when guests are coming over, as well as a short list of easy busy school-night dinners, holiday dishes, and family favorites. This dish meets every one of those criteria.
Dress it up, dress it down. Like a pair of jeans - casual with a tank top and scarf, ready to wow with boots and a little sparkle. That's this recipe. Serve it up quick for family when you're pressed for time, or on china when friends come to call.
Peppercorn-Garlic Pork Tenderloin
Serves 4-5, double for guests
5 TBS. coconut oil
3 small sweet potatoes (or ten red potatoes), thick slices or cubes
1 /2 white onion, long strips
1 bunch asparagus, 2-3" segments
Trader Joe's Peppercorn-Garlic Pork Tenderloin
(Regular grocery stores have their own variations on this theme. The important thing is "pork tenderloin". Take a few extra home and store them in the freezer.)
Heat up that cast iron skillet your Mother-in-Law gave you last Christmas. Get the coconut oil steaming hot then brown that tenderloin, 2 minutes each side. Next, add onion wedges and potatoes next to the meat. Coat them in the oil, and transfer skillet to 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until internal meat temperature hits 170 degrees. I often throw asparagus on top for the last 5 minutes.
This dish is complete in and of itself. No need for a side dish! Though a salad and some crusty bread never hurt anyone.Oh... and pears too. Pears are fabulous this time of year!
Do try this recipe and let me know if it becomes one of your staples.