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Curried Pork Tenderloin (slight variation)
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  • 1 small pork tenderloin, about 3/4 to 1 lb
  • 2 tbls white wine -- (2 to 3)
  • 1 tbl corn starch,or more if necessary
  • 1 tbl very finely minced fresh ginger
  • Curry:
  • 1 onion,good size,walla walla or vidalia,chopped up
  • 2 garlic cloves or three if small ones,chopped up finely
  • 1 knob of ginger about an inch in diameter, chopped fine
  • 1 14 oz can , coconut milk
  • 1 hab, chopped fine, use two or three if you wish
  • 1 tbl GOOD Madras curry powder
  • 1 good sized branch of basil chopped up
  • salt and sesame oil to taste
  • Pork:
    Cut tenderloin into pieces about 1 inch by 1 inch, toss with the wine, and a very little salt,and a sprinkle of sugar( I use ginger wine) and mix in the cornstarch...let sit until well absorbed, mix again, if too dry,add more corn starch,if too wet add more wine! Put in fridge for as long as you wish, up to six hours.

    While the pork is marinating in its little bowl,start the onons in a low heat pan with a little peanut oil, add the garlic and the ginger, and a little salt to taste(gently on the salt)Let this go for about five minutes onlow,until the onion, garlic, ginger become fragrant,the sprinkle withthe curry least 1 tbls.Let this simmer on low for another five to ten minutes and add half to two thirds of the can of coconut milk, adding one tbls of cornstarch to the remainder of the milk Throw the habs into the mixture now and cook for another few minutes...Let this simmer on very low for about fifteen minutes, and while this is doing, in a wok, start frying the pork pieces, when they are done set them aside and keep them warm, draining them well of the oil....then add all of the pork to the curry mixture,stirring it around and adding sesame oil and chopped up basil to taste...This one took me about 1 hour to figure out,put together and serve,with fried rice and a steam bun(bought)....I did this one tonight,right outta the old skull, which reminds me of what I said to my long departed mother many years ago,when she told me that the recipe for something was out of her head, and I was so bold as to ask her if there was anything left in there? She,who had watched the present Queen Mother being pulled in a dog cart outside of Glamis Castle in the early part of the century,WAS NOT AMUSED and let me know that...however, having the sense of humour, which she bestowed on me, she thought about it and started to laugh! Hope everyone enjoys what we had for dinner tonight,
    Cheers, Doug in BC

    From: Doug Irvine
    Posted By: Doug Irvine,
    Post Date: 1999



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