12.22.2011

cook it: balmasic-garlic crusted pork tenderloin and roasted parmesan green beans


This past weekend I had my family up for Christmas Dinner and Brunch.  I know that you're not supposed to attmept brand new recipes when you have company coming over, but Pinterest really got the better of me.  And what do you know, the recipes were a total success!
Here are two recipes that were a total hit at dinner:
Balsamic-Garlic Pork Tenderloin (recipe and photo from http://kitchenconfidante.com)
 Ingredients:
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pork tenderloins (about 1.25 pounds each)
2 tablespoons canola oil

1) Mix garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt pepper and olive oil.  Rub onto pork and let marinate over night.
2) Heat canola oil in a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat.  Working in batches if necessary, add pork, and brown all over, about 4 minutes
3) Transfer pan to oven. Roast pork, turning occasionally, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees, about 20 minutes. 
4) Transfer pork to a cutting board, and try to let it rest 10 minutes before slicing. 


Roasted Parmesan Green Beans (recipe and photo fromhttp://www.skinnytaste.com)

Ingredients:
2 oz green beans, trimmed (make sure they are dry)
2 tsp olive oil
kosher salt + fresh cracked pepper to taste
1/4 tsp garlic powder1 1/2 tbsp shredded parmesan
Directions:  
1) Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum for easy clean-up. 
2) Lay green beans out on the baking sheet and drizzle oil over them. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and toss to evenly coat.
3) Spread them out on the sheet so that they all lay flat and place on the lower third section of your oven. 
4) Bake 10 minutes, shake the pan to turn; bake 5 additional minutes. 
5) Remove from the oven and sprinkle with grated cheese.

4 comments:

C B. said...

That seems indeed delicious !!!!

allen's paradise said...

wow ! it looks tasty!

fairy bride said...

i love your blog. it is very beautiful!

Vicky said...

Wow, they are very delicious, thank you for sharing!
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