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What to serve with stuffed pork tenderloin?

lorianna_anderson May 21, 2011 06:59 AM

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?


  1. l
    lorianna_anderson May 22, 2011 09:52 AM

    Thanks everyone!!!!

    1. goodhealthgourmet May 21, 2011 06:19 PM

      i like the roasted asparagus & steamed artichoke ideas.

      other thoughts:
      - celery root puree
      - fennel slaw
      - radish salad (or braised/roasted radishes)

      1. Phurstluv May 21, 2011 05:50 PM

        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.

        1. pescatarian May 21, 2011 05:39 PM

          I think sauteed broccoli rabe would be nice with the prosciutto/red wine.

          1. j
            Janet May 21, 2011 05:20 PM

            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.

            1. TorontoJo May 21, 2011 03:04 PM

              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!).

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              1. re: TorontoJo
                escondido123 May 21, 2011 03:42 PM

                I think the asparagus could be great. Another spring veg would be Swiss chard that you could saute with olive oil and garlic--it would be the equivalent of fall greens.

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