Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thai Inspired Meal

Tonight’s dinner is Thai inspired. I have coconut milk braised pork tenderloin, sesame peanut noodles, and stir fry bok choy. The pork is one of my husband’s favorite things and my dad taught the basics of the dish to me, but I add some extras that he does not bother with.

Thai Inspired Pork Tenderloin

1 3-4 pound pork tenderloin
1 can of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of lime zest
2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
1 sliced Thai chili pepper
1teaspoon of sesame oil
Salt and Pepper to season

Heat oven to 200-250 degrees F., while oven is heating in add oil to skillet and heat until almost smoking. In the hot skillet brown tenderloin on all sides. Place tenderloin in a dutch oven or covered casserole dish add coconut milk, lime zest, half of cilantro, and chili pepper. Cover and place in oven for 2-4 hours. Meat should be fork tender, but not so well done that it has lost its shape. Slice into ½ inch thick portions and serve with some of the cooking liquid, garnish with cilantro.

Serve with spicy Thia peanut noodles and stir fry bok choy and red pepper.

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