This recipe is another one that I had on my “to make” list for a while but just never got around to it. It combines some of my favorite ingredients including mango chutney and peanut butter to make one delectable sauce. The flavors are incredible, now making this pork dish one of my favorites.
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Since I’ve been short on time lately with the new job, I’ve been making easier dishes, this being one of them. The pork is great to make for special occasions or just for a quick dinner since the marinade becomes the sauce and the pork simply needs to cook for about 15 minutes.
When searing the pork, make sure your oil is hot before adding the pork. This allows the outside to caramelize and brown properly.
Resting the pork after cooking allows the juices to permeate throughout the meat and makes the pork nice and juicy. It also continues to cook even after being removed from the oven since it is still quite hot, so make sure not to overcook the pork!
While the pork is resting, make the sauce. Bring it to a boil to kill any bacteria from the raw pork. If the sauce is too thick, about a tablespoon or two of water. Let it simmer for a minute and take it off heat.
This Indonesian pork tenderloin was fabulous! The sauce is a perfect combination of the ingredients, very well-balanced. You can taste the peanut butter, but not overwhelming so. Even though I marinated the pork only for 30 minutes, since the sauce is poured over it, you still get lots of flavors.
Serve the pork over rice or even as a topping with salad! I had mine over some spinach and found that the pork was so flavorful that no dressing was needed for the greens. Just divine!
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