Peruse this expertly curated collection of entertaining favorites from 75 of the industry’s most beloved chefs. If anyone can compile a worthy tome of chef recipes, it’s noted food writer and book author Maria Isabella. This piquant pork tenderloin with Chinese mustard sauce is a welcome addition to any special occasion dinner table.
This company-worthy entrée will be the talk of the town once your guests get a taste of it. Tender, succulent pork tenderloin is accompanied by fork-tender broccoli rabe enveloped in a tangy mustard sauce. The contrast is divine. The taste, equally so.
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 2 limes, zested and juiced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 pound broccoli rabe
- 1 cup creme fraiche
- 3/4 cup Chinese mustard
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons mustard powder
- salt, to taste
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces
For the pork
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine the 1 cup of oil, lime juice and lime zest, cilantro, ginger, and garlic. Add the pork tenderloin to submerge and marinate while you prepare the rest.
Have ready a bowl of ice water. Bring salted water to boil in a saucepan and add the broccoli rabe. Blanch for 20 seconds, then drain and shock in the ice bath. Drain again and set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together the crème fraîche, Chinese mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, mustard powder, and salt to taste. Set aside.
Set a large cast-iron pan or ovenproof skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Sear the drained pork on one side for 3½ minutes. Flip and sear the other side for 1 more minute. Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes if you want your pork a little on the medium side (it’s okay!) or for 19 minutes if you prefer it cooked all the way through.
Meanwhile, place the chicken stock in a large pot and bring to a boil on high heat. Add the butter and whisk until combined, then whisk in the mustard mixture.
Divide the broccoli rabe evenly among 4 plates. Drizzle with the mustard sauce. Slice your tenderloin thin and set it on top of the broccoli rabe, dividing evenly. Serve immediately.