June 15, 2009

Pork Tenderloin with Andouille Gravy


Monday's are a Creole and Cajun recipe day. If you cannot make your way down south to the bayou areas, try some of my yummy dishes to make your appetite go crazy,  like this one.

Succulent pork with a spicy crust melds with a mouth-watering sausage gravy

Pork Tenderloin with Andouille Gravy
4 servings

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup minced onion
1 1/2 cups canned chicken broth
1/2 cup quarter-inch cut cubes of andouille sausage, about 2 ounces
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
24 ounces pork tenderloin, cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400°F. 

Melt butter in heavy small saucepan over medium low heat. Add flour and cook making a roux until mixture is dark golden brown stirring frequently, about 20 minutes. Add bell pepper, onion, and sauté for 3 minutes until tender. Gradually whisk in the broth. Add sausage and cayenne, increase heat and simmer 5 minutes stirring often. Add salt and pepper to season, set aside.

Mix cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper in medium bowl. Dredge pork in the spice mixture.

In heavy wide ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven; roast pork until thermometer registers 160°, about 10 minutes.

Transfer to cutting board. Let stand 5 minutes.

Re-warm the gravy, mix in parsley. Slice pork into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Divide among 4 plates, pour gravy over pork, and serve with white rice.

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