Pork Tenderloin with Date and Cilantro RelishPosted: January 31, 2014
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3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 pork tenderloin (about 2 lb.)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/3 cup Medjool dates (about 4 oz.), cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoons finely diced Vidalia onion
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro plus leaves for serving
1) Preheat oven to 425°. Heat a large cast iron skillet, when it is medium hot, add 2 Tablespoon butter.
2) Season pork with salt and pepper and cook, turning, until browned on all sides, 6–8 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and cook pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 140°, 10–15 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing; set aside pan drippings.
3) Toss dates, orange juice, , zest, onions, and reserved pan drippings, 3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro, with 1 Tablespoon melted butter in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Spoon relish over pork and top with cilantro leaves.