Hoisin Butter Tenderloin & Cast Iron Peach Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Whether you are a foodie, chef, or at-home cook, nothing gets you more excited about food than interesting flavor combinations.
Hoisin butter and honey lime are two flavors that get my taste buds going. I never would have thought a hoisin butter sauce could taste so darn good, but the two ingredients work well together! I wish I could take credit for coming up with the combo, but I can’t. This meal was adapted from a recipe found on My Heart’s Desire.
Hoisin Butter Tenderloin
- 1 pork tenderloin (1-1½ lbs)
- 2 Tbs soy sauce
- ¼ c hoisin
- 2 Tbs canola oil
- 3 Tbs sugar
- ½ c water
- 2 green onions, sliced diagonally
- 4 Tbs butter
Preparation (marinate ahead)
- Mix together soy sauce, hoisin, oil, and sugar in a bowl.
- Place the tenderloin in a large ziplock bag and cover with the mixture. Place in the refrigerator and let it marinate overnight.
- Preheat over to 350.
- Transfer the tenderloin to an aluminum foil lined sheet pan and save the remaining marinade from the ziplock bag.
- Roast the tenderloin for 40-45 minutes, turning it over halfway through.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
- Meanwhile, transfer the marinade to a small saucepan. Add water and butter. Simmer and reduce to a yummy sauce for drizzling over the meat.
- Garnish with green onions.
Cast Iron Peach Salad
- 2 ripe peaches
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 2 Tbs canola oil
- ½ c blackberries
- 4 c mixed greens
- ¼ sliced almonds, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Slice peaches and coat each side with sugar.
- Heat oil in a cast iron skillet and brown peaches on each side.
- Wrap slices in aluminum foil and roast in the oven for about 10-15 more minutes.
- Lightly toast the almond slices.
- Once peaches and almonds are done, toss greens, peaches, blackberries, and almonds with the honey-lime dressing.
Honey Lime Dressing
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1 lime, juiced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- In a small bowl, mix together the honey, lime juice, and salt and pepper.
- Slowly whisk in the olive oil until dressing becomes consistent.