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May 21, 2011 06:59 AM

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?

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  1. 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

      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.

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

        1. 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. i like the roasted asparagus & steamed artichoke ideas.

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