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Oct 20, 2007 07:59 PM

Pesto Pork Tenderloin - sauce ideas?


I have a marinated pesto pork tenderloin to make for dinner tomorrow night. I'm serving it with some swiss potatoes. Any ideas for a sauce to put on the tenderloin? I can't think of any ideas - pesto would be too much, right?

Thanks so much!

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  1. How about some salsa verde? It's lovely because it's similar in flavor to the pesto but acidic and slightly different. There's a recipe on chow but it's basically chopped parsley with capers, mustard, sherry vinegar or lemon juice, and olive oil.

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    1. re: digkv

      Salsa Verde - that is a fine idea, thanks so much :).

    2. I don't have any suggestions for a sauce, but I made pork chops with a walnut/arugula pesto that turned out really really nicely. I served it with grilled caramelized lemon halves. Even if you've already got the pork marinating in a pesto, a sauce with a lemon base might be nice to serve (esp if you do the grilled lemon halves on the side).

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      1. re: littlegreenpea

        That sounds yummy too. The pork is pre-marinated (from a specialty store), so that's already finished. I like the idea of a lemon base though. Thanks!