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Honey Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Grapes and Potatoes

Honey Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Grapes and Potatoes

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Honey Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Grapes and Potatoes
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As I mentioned on an earlier post. Jill ordered me a new cookbook by Jessica Merchant titled “Seriously Delish”. Really like it. Her recipes and ideas are quirky, smart and creative. She doesn’t come across pretentious but approach-ably adventurous. So many of these recipes have me thinking she put “what” with “what”?

When I saw this one, I must admit it was a head scratch er. Grapes? Really? Doesn’t sound like a likely combo nor overwhelming appetizing but I am going in guns blazing. I plan on adding some little red potatoes in the mix so that I don’t have to make a side dish.

Result: Pretty darn good. The wine and toasted sesame oil tied it all together. I did pull back on the amount of sesame oil because it is really strong stuff and I don’t like too much of it because it can dominate a dish. The wine with the grapes and honey were clever and melded well. I was concerned with the grapes because I am not a big cooked fruit guy outside of pies. They were like sweet tomatoes. Very unique dish.
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Ingredients:
Pork Tenderloin (trimmed)
1 red onion
2 cups of red grapes
2 cups of small red potatoes
½ cup Red wine
½ cup of Chicken Stock
2 tbs of local honey
2 tbs of Toasted Sesame oil
Grapeseed oil for searing (any high heat, flavorless oil)
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Boil some salty water and soften your potatoes. I added these to her original so if you prefer to just go with tenderloin and grapes you can obviously skip this step.

2. Cut your onion, wash your grapes, remove potatoes from pot and whisk your sesame oil and honey together. Now on to cooking the meat.

3. Large cast iron skillet on medium high heat with some Grapeseed oil or any other high smoke point oils. Preheat your oven to 400 while your pan heats up. Lightly salt and Pepper your pork loin and sear it on all sides until a crust develops. IMG_8945

4. When your loin is crusted, turn off the heat and add your grapes, onions (optional potatoes) along with the chicken stock and red wine. Stir and then glaze your loin with the honey/sesame mixture and roast it in the oven for about 45mins or until done (170 degree internal temp per FDA)
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WW Tequila Lime Tajin Chicken

WW Tequila Lime Tajin Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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WW Tequila Lime Tajin Chicken

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Wanted to make my corn salad and decided to make a tequila lime chicken to compliment it and to also cut some calories. Skimmed my Weight Watchers recipe pile and had one similar to this that claims 4 points. Simple chicken recipe that is spicy, sweet and tangy.
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Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
2 limes juiced
1 shot of tequila
2 tbs of Ancho Chili powder
2 tbs of Tajin Seasoning
Pinch of cumin
Squeeze of honey

Directions
Marinade the chicken overnight in a lime, tequila, saltwater, Ancho chili and one 1tbs of Tajin Seasoning. When ready to cook it mix the chicken breast in a bowl with honey and top with Tajin Seasoning and slices of lime. . Roast in a 400 degree oven for 40 mins or until done.

Sweet Heat Chicken

Sweet Heat Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sweet Heat Chicken
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Powering through some yard bird this week so I am trying to change up the flavors. We love roasted brussels sprouts and I had a spicy sweet combo on them so decided to replicate the theme on the chicken.

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
Olive oil and butter for roasting
3 tbs of honey
1 lemon
½ tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of cumin
2 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of “Slap ya Mama” or cayenne
1 jalapeno diced
1 poblano diced
5 green onions pureed

Directions:
I marinated my breasts for 24hrs in a lemon, water, salt brine.   When ready to cook I took a foil lined sheet pan and took my marinated breast and covered them in the honey, spices, pureed onions and diced peppers. I cooked them in a 400 degree oven for about 40 mins until done (165 degrees).