Looking for a great meal for Valentine's Day? This would be perfect. It's not difficult to prepare, read through it and you'll see. It makes a great presentation and is delicious.
|Stuffed Pork Tenderloin||
- Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
- 2 Pork Tenderloin (usually two in a pack)
- 1 lb sweet sausage
- 8 oz bag baby spinach
- 2 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups stale bread cubes
- 1 eggs(lightly beaten)
- 4-6 oz chicken stock
- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Marsala Sauce
- 1 cup Marsala
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 12 oz mushrooms – sliced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 oz heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- begin by cleaning up the tenderloin, removing silver skin and fat.
- Split tenderloin down the middle
- Cover the split tenderloin with plastic wrap and using the flat side of a meat hammer, pound out the pork to increase the size of the tenderloin.
- remove the casing from the sausage and cook in a frying pan breaking up the pieces so they look like ground meat. (allow to cool slightly)
- in another frying pan with a little water in the pan cook the spinach leaves until completely wilted, then squeeze out any additional water
- Using stale bread, cut it into cubes or small pieces
- In a large bowl, mix together the bread, sausage, spinach, mozzarella, egg and chicken stock, blend all the ingredients together*
- divide stuffing between two pork tenderloins, and roll tenderloins, along the long side making a log, tucking the edges in to seal it.
- dredge the stuffed tenderloin in seasoned bread crumbs.
- Place cookie sheet into preheat oven with olive oil in pan and allow it to get heat for about 10 minutes.
- remove pan from oven and very carefully roll the tenderloin in the hot oil to sear it slightly, Be very careful hot oil can burn!
- Place pan with tenderloins back into the oven and bake for 25 minutes
- saute mushrooms in a little olive oil for about five minutes or until they are tender.
- add marsala (reserve two tablespoons) and chicken stock, reduce heat and allow to simmer
- roll pieces of the butter in flour to make a Beurre manie, then add to the simmering stock to help thicken the sauce.
- add cream and continue to simmer
- before serving add the remainder of the marsala to boost the flavor.
- slice stuffed pork tenderloin about 1/2 thick and serve with mushroom marsala sauce
*use additional stock if stuffing is too dry
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