A pork tenderloin is better suited for the two of us. I had some dried figs and raisins from Thanksgiving, a few pomegranates from Pammy's grandma's tree, and a handful of baby Swiss chard from the garden. Dorie's pork roast is stuffed with Swiss chard, onions, garlic, and raisins. For our tenderloin, I used shallots, Swiss chard, arugula, dried figs, golden raisins, and pomegranate arils. I also wrapped the tenderloin in prosciutto. John even found his way to the kitchen and prepared Dorie's Herbed Spaetzle, which was the perfect side.
I sauteed a minced shallot in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, added a handful of Swiss chard (3 ounces) and a handful of baby arugula (3 ounces), and continued to saute until the greens started to wilt. I then added about 5 chopped, dried figs, 1/2 cup golden raisins, a handful of pomegranate arils, and teaspoon red pepper flakes, and sauteed another minute or two.
I butterflied the pork tenderloin, spread the filling down the center, and then rolled it up.
I wrapped the tenderloin with about 4 ounces of thinly sliced prosciutto, rubbed it with olive oil, and seasoned it with freshly ground pepper. I roasted the wrapped and stuffed tenderloin on a baking sheet, at 375 degrees F, for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reached 140 degrees.
You can find the recipe for Herbed Spaetzle, here. We also adapted that recipe slightly, by sauteing the spaetzle in browned butter and minced sage leaves rather than mushrooms and onions.
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