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pork tenderloin, in a salad?

pman Jan 16, 2007 07:34 PM

We grilled up a spice-rubbed pork tenderloin last night, and have about four inches of it left. My SO suggested that we slice up the leftovers thin and put them in a salad. Which has me thinking, what else would go in such a salad. Ideas?

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  1. MMRuth RE: pman Jan 16, 2007 07:35 PM

    I know I always say this when this question comes up, but you could make a tonnato sauce, slice the pork very thin, then layer in circles spreading the sauce on top of each layer. You refrigerate for 24 hours - delicious.

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      Elizzie RE: pman Jan 16, 2007 09:32 PM

      I'd go with some other ingredients that would "play nice" with the pork--chopped apple, dried cranberries and a nice mustardy vinaigrette; or add all the flavors that go into souvlaki (feta, Kalamata olives, pepperoncini, cukes) and make a yogurt-based dressing with dill?

      1. Sam Fujisaka RE: pman Jan 17, 2007 02:22 AM

        Cretainly has the potential for a Thai type salad: the thin sliced pork, thinly sliced tomato w/ seeds & pulp removed, a bit of feather cut red onion, a bed of spicy lettuce, topped w/ sauce made of chopped chile, ginger, and cilantro plus fish sauce, lime juice. Top w/ a bit more sliced red chili and torn mint.

        1. akp RE: pman Jan 17, 2007 11:00 AM

          This may not help you with your leftovers, but I HIGHLY recommend this pork tenderloin salad. This is one of our all time favorite recipes. Everytime I make it, people request the recipe.

          Island Pork Tenderloin Salad

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          1. re: akp
            pikawicca RE: akp Jan 17, 2007 12:26 PM

            I strongly second this suggestion. This is a great recipe.

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              HillJ RE: pikawicca Jan 17, 2007 02:51 PM

              We've made this salad many times including substituting the pork with beef tenderloin or turkeybroil when faced with the same leftovers.

          2. Notorious EMDB RE: pman Jan 17, 2007 08:50 PM

            Chopped dried apricots, greens of your choice, dried cherries or raisins (golden raisins, esp.) and either cheddar cheese or a smoked cheese like smoked cheddar, gouda, or mozzarella. I like Poppyseed dressing with this combo, but I bet a lemon vinaigrette would also do well.

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