I am planning on picking up some pork tenderloins tomorrow. I have a great asian marinade that also has some wine in it- its always a big hit in our house. I would love to serve something different with it. I know cooked fruit is god with pork- does anyone have any good ideas or recipes for cooked fruit or a sauce that might go with the pork?
The marinade is simple- has a little wine, soy sauce, ginger, dried mustard etc.
I always have rice with my tenderloins. If you want to stress the Asian theme, you could go with fried rice. You cut the tail off the tenderloin, cut it into small pieces and go for pork fried rice. Otherwise, you couldn't go wrong with a pilaf or a risotto.
You could do an applesauce.
Don't know about fruit sauce but equal measures of hoisin, and plum sauce, minced garlic & ginger, and sesame oil makes for a savory/sweet dipping or plating sauce. 2 simple suggestions for veggie sides would be butter sauteed baby bok choy with minced garlic, ginger, red chili flakes, and a hit of dark soy at the end. Be certain to spin dry very well prior to starting, or gai lan (Chinese broccoli) blanched in salted water, seasoned with white pepper, and drizzled with sesame oil, and soy sauce.
I have made a pork stew deal with onions, carrots, apple juice, pitted prunes, dried apricots, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. I surround the pork with the above ing., and cooked it all together.
Staying with the Asian theme - you could make Chinese BBQ pork ... Many recipes out there. Just make sure to marinate the roast(s) for at least 8 hours or better yet, overnite. Slow bake for about 4 hours at 250 degrees. Time consuming but very tasty. A simple white rice, and stir fried bok choy with chiles, garlic, and soy would make a mighty fine meal.