What to serve with stuffed pork tenderloin?
So, my friends have been asking me to make this recipe for them again for months now - I finally got around to planning a dinner party, so I agreed to make it for them. BUT - as you can see from the recipe, the flavors are really better suited for a fall/winter meal. Any suggestions on side dishes that would give the meal a "spring" feeling, but still go well?
I would go with roasted or grilled asparagus -- nothing says spring like fresh, local asparagus and the flavor is strong enough to stand up to a rich pork dish. You could keep it light and stick to basic olive oil, salt and pepper, with maybe a squeeze of lemon to finish. Or add feta cheese and roast it (the feta doesn't work so well on the grill!).
I don't care what time of year it is, I serve applesauce with pork tenderloin. Other ideas Corn on the cob, asparagus, shelled English peas, snow peas, artichokes.
How about a spring risotto with fresh favas, peas or asparagus pieces? You can serve steamed fresh artichokes as an appetizer with a nice aioli.
i like the roasted asparagus & steamed artichoke ideas.
- celery root puree
- fennel slaw
- radish salad (or braised/roasted radishes)