|SAME INGREDIENTS BUT DIFFERENT PRESENTATION|
I'm a bit late. I try to get my posts up in the morning, but today the morning was crazy...its that time of year. No sleep and piles of papers everywhere. I'm adding numbers in my daydreams. And this week has been a week of problems...it just happens sometimes, and this is one of those times. But I can't skip out on a recipe with fresh oranges...my backyard trees are calling.
We just ate this Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin salad a few minutes ago. Hubby and Son #2 enjoyed this recipe with me and both licked their plates clean, well almost.
Its a lovely day in AZ and garden time is precious. The heat will be here soon and gardens will die, not from frost as happens in most of the country, but from frying. The oranges and veges are all from my yard. I baked flatbread yesterday while adding the pork tenderloin to a ziplock bag filled with herbs and spices and orange juice/zest as a marinade.
For my salad I used a simple mix of fresh greens, red onion, and cilantro. I sectioned oranges (not navels, which are not a good cooking orange--drier and meatier and become a little bitter when cooked-- but lovely, sweet, juicy eating oranges which are practically seedless), very lightly sprinkled on a vinaigrette made from oilive oil, cider vinegar, and orange juice, tossed on feta cheese and fresh zest.
The meat was lightly browned in a little butter-oil mixture with orange zest and juice and a little salt and pepper. The marinade clung to the outside edges of the meat, adding extra goodness and color to this dish.
This salad fits into my schedule during this busy time as it took only 10 minutes yesterday and then 20 minutes more today total prep time. For my salad I did not keep the sauce, but the flavor it created for the meat was delicious.
I chose not to serve with potatoes, etc...a heartier meal for those of you having blizzard conditions today, but went lighter and used what I have.
#2 son took his salad bowl ingredients and made a sandwich using the bread which he split...looked great.
Hubby had just come in from mowing the lawn and was in the mood for a healthy, tasty meal, and he was pleased with our dinner.
For sure I'm make this again. My inspiration is from our Dorie assignment today and done my way.
HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU ALL!