Thursday, August 6, 2009

Recipe: Pan-Seared Pork with Potatoes and Lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
coarse salt and ground pepper
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high.

Add potatoes; season wtih salt and pepper.

Cook, tossing occasionally, until golden brown 8 to 10 minutes, or until soft and tender.

Add scallions; cook 1 minute.

Transfer mixture to a bowl, and keep warm.

Using a sharp knife, cut tenderloin crosswise into 12 equal slices.

Press pork slices between your hands to flatten evenly.

In skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high.

Working in two batches, cook pork until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side, drizzle lemon juice over pork.

Serve pork with lemons and potatoes, topped with cilantro.

Serves 4

Everyday Food magazine April 2009
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