Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin 

Paired with Brennan Vineyards Buffalo Roam


1 Pederson’s Natural Farms Pork Tenderloin
Sorrells Farms Pecans
Grape Seed Oil
Panko Bread Crumbs 
Dijon Mustard

Side Dish #1:
Russet Potatoes
Fresh Dill 
Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper

Side Dish #2:
Salt and Pepper

Red Wine Reduction Glace:
Veal Demi Glace
Brennan Vineyards Buffalo Roam


1. Heat cast iron skillet with a small amount of grape seed oil

2. Sprinkle tenderloin with salt and pepper

3. Place tenderloin into the cast iron and sear each side for about 3 minutes.

4. Pulse pecans in the food processor until finely chopped.

5. Mix the pecans with panko and parsley. 

6. Cut potatoes in quarters and thin slice then toss in grapeseed oil - roast in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

7. Using a pastry brush, coat the pork tenderloin with dijon mustard and roll it in the pecan mixture. 

8. Place on a small tray then put into the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or internal temperature reaches 145*

9. In a small sauce pot, add butter and garlic - allow to simmer for about 2 minutes. 

10. Add in veal demi glace and red wine. Allow sauce to reduce - season with salt and pepper to taste. 

11. Remove pork from the oven and allow 2 minutes to rest. 

12. Heat saute pan, add in butter, garlic, and broccolini. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

13. Remove potatoes from oven, place in a small bowl then season with fresh dill, thyme, rosemary, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste.

14. Lastly, slice the tenderloin and drizzle with red wine reduction, turn off broccolini, and serve!



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