Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lightning-Fast Tahini Pork

An easy and quick pork dish, just as it's name, Lightning-Fast Tahini Pork, another nice recipe from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Every Day Dorie. This recipe is one of the two selected for this month's cook-along at Cook The Book Fridays

Pork tenderloin, cut to cubes then marinated in a spice mixture ; harissa powder or chile powder, ground ginger, ground cumin, ground turmeric, salt. The pork pieces are then browned on all sides with some olive oil, add some honey, stir for a minute, then stir in vinegar and water. A mixture of tahini and lemon juice, is then added in, and cook for a few minutes until the sauce is smooth and the pork are cooked through. Serve immediately with some sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds. I have however doubled the amount of spices, which I'm glad I did, and a little extra water, simply because I wanted a little more sauce. Dorie says that sauteed spinach is delicious with this pork dish, but I have stir-fried some baby kai lan greens instead. We enjoyed this with white fluffy rice. 

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  1. Looking good!

  2. This was truly an enjoyable recipe. I love all the spices in the rub as well as the honey and tahini too. A
    great recipe for a week night supper. Cheznana

  3. Love the use of tahini must have tasted amazing!

  4. Oooh - so smart to have made more sauce ! Great idea. And rice too would be the perfect accompaniment. This was a keeper for sure and a fun twist on the typical recipes I would use on tenderloin.

  5. Forgot the sesame seeds on mine. I have to say the dish looks better with the texture of sesame seeds on it.

  6. Really loved this dish too (and also wanted more sauce!)

  7. I haven't made this yet but thought rice and broccolini would be good sides. I often use more spice than Dorie suggests and I'm still having good results from her recipes. No overly flavored disasters yet.