I think I enjoy the cooking more than eating, there is nothing better than to watch the smile grow after someone’s first bite. Note from Steve: I am a flow of thought writer and apologize up front if I lose you. My family is used to it.
For Christmas Lyn got me a taste of Texas, Austin Texas to be exact Blacks BBQ . It had been years since I was there, but it did not disappoint. It came frozen so after it defrosted, I followed the simple directions to reheat. Wrap in tin foil place on pan * into a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hours until internal temp was between 110 and 120. I stuck in my remote temp gauge and began to prepare my Texas style BBQ sauce. Once it came to temp, I added another step and wrapped the whole thing, foil and all, in a towel and place in a small cooler with lid closed. It was in there for maybe 3 hours. Placing it wrapped in a cooler let it sit and absorb the juices and when I took it out it passed the flexible test gently dropping on each side. Ok enough about the brisket here is the sauce, a friend of mine in Dallas taught me this recipe which I have tweaked since.
* I like to preheat the pan in oven rather than throwing in cold pan.
1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 dash of Black’s original pepper sauce (optional)
In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer until you sell it could be less time. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to blend. I placed in the blender after, but this is optional. This comes out as a thicker sauce. I stored in a small canning jar.
Every year Lyn and I celebrate the new year with a Pan Seared oven roasted Tenderloin. This year I got to present on my new cutting board a Christmas Gift from my son. I’m getting so showy.
We held off the champagne until Friday since we will be celebrating my retirement! Oh ya Happy last Thursday to all I’ll soon be living the everyday is Saturday life. Yes I’ve already notice a list of thing to do compiled by Lyn.
Usually we make a dry rub pork loin which although we make it frequently I have not posted yet but this last shipment from Butcher Box had some in it I decided to tur something different. If you want to check it out please use my codes you’ll find http://fbuy.me/oqMxZ this link get $30 off this is from my on my post http://fbuy.me/oqMpH and we both get stuff for free!
Anyway, this was quick, easy, delicious and a good choice. You could do veal and chicken the same way.
1 1/4 pound Pork Tenderloin
½ cup all-purpose flour or I used cornstarch to make gluten free
3 Tablespoons Olive corn oil
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
¼ cup dry vermouth or white wine or rice cooking wine
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons capers drained
2 Tablespoons minced flat leaf parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
If you like a thicker sauce add a little cornstarch dissolved in water at end and cook to thickened.
Want to get fancy garnish with fresh Lemon slices.
Slice pork into 2-inch thick slices. Place each slice between two pieces of plastic wrap and use the flat side of a meat tenderizer to flatten to ¼-inch thickness. (Season with salt and pepper)
Place the flour in a shallow bowl and dredge the pork in it. Shake off the excess.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil.
Place 4 pieces of pork in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm under a tent of foil. Warm the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in the pan and repeat to brown the remaining pork. Place that pork under your foil tent as well.
Reduce the heat to medium and melt 1 Tbsp. of the butter in the pan. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Add the vermouth, lemon juice and broth, increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, the capers and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle the sauce over pork and serve immediately. I like to put in pan and toss to coat.