Pork, Lime and Honey ....oh what a trio!
| August 31, 2012
In Kitchen Basics
Featured Recipe: Honey-Lime Pork Tenderloin
I take notes on food and flavors everywhere I go. So many, in fact, I used to loose more notes than I could keep up with. Then a friend suggested I get rid of the little pad I used to keep in my purse and start to take notes on my smart phone – very smart, indeed. Not only do my notes go in the phone, they get copied to my computer automatically. So when I’m looking for inspiration for a new recipe: flavor combinations, ideas, meals I’ve enjoyed, etc. are literally at the tip of my fingers.
Over a year ago, I sampled a lime-honey marinated pork and was intrigued enough to jot it in my phone notes before I lost the idea. “Lime, honey and pork” is all I wrote. Then this week I opened my notes looking for another recipe idea and came across this flavor idea. Sounds a bit Nutty Professor-ish, but it works for me.
Into the test kitchen I went with the memories of the perfectly paired tangy lime and sweet honey, the crispy caramelized edges of the pork with the tender, moist center. I could almost taste it! Out I came with one of the best marinated pork recipes I’ve developed in a long, long time.
Honey-Lime Pork Tenderloin is perfect for this weekend’s grilling and deck parties as we celebrate the end of summer. And as usual, my Labor Day recipes are anything but labor intensive. If you don’t have a grill, don’t worry, directions are included for roasting indoors as well.
Happy marinating and most importantly happy eating! Enjoy!
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