Friday, May 30, 2008

spicy pork tenderloin

The kids are out of school. The coveted yearbooks have been received. They are full of comments like the following:
In case you didn't know, h.a.g.s. stands for Have A Great Summer!

(I didn't know. I was worrying that the kids in Jr. High were just really mean.)

In the true spirit of HAGS, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe for Haggis with you, but then I would be really mean.

Instead, this Good Food Friday, try:

H(ave) A G(reat) S(picy) Pork Tenderloin

1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried mustard
½ teaspoon sweet paprika
5 cloves garlic, sliced
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley
1 pork tenderloin (about 12 oz) trimmed

Combine soy sauce, sugar, cumin, mustard, paprika, garlic and cilantro in plastic food storage bag. Fold under thin end of tenderloin to make an even thickness. Add tenderloin to bag. Push out all air, seal. Refrigerate and let marinate for 30-60 minutes.

Preheat broiler. Broil tenderloin 3" from heat for 10-20 minutes or until instant read thermometer reads 160, turn over halfway through cooking, basting with marinade. Let stand 5 minutes.

Thinly slice crosswise. Discard leftover marinade.

Usually takes longer than the recommended time to cook. Feel free to use your trusty meat thermometer. It is an invaluable kitchen tool, effective at staving off undercooked meat. You can also grill this on your barbeque, making it great summer food.

And if you let me sign your yearbook, I would tell you HAGS and you really are so cute. And I would love it if you would call me so we could do something this summer. And I would never write "Roses are red, violets are pink,/ Why in the world am I wasting this ink?" in your yearbook.

Will you sign mine?

3 comments:

Liz said...

LYLAS! Oh, wait, you are my sister! lol. Anyway, I'm so glad you are on my blog roll - I'll always remember blogging with you on Fridays. Seriously, you are the coolest blogger I know. Call me this summer!!!

Kate said...

For a good time, call 1-800-hot-babe! That's what I wrote in everyone's year book. Ok, so maybe not.
Best Friends Forever!!!

The Hawkins said...

I love your blog. I think it is so funny.