Recipe by Chef John
"My favorite candy growing up was the chocolate covered cherry. The way that thin, crisp chocolate would break away to reveal the florescent red maraschino cherry suspended in the clear syrup was intoxicating. What about a savory dish that celebrated the same basic flavors?"
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unsweetened cocoa powder
ground ancho chile pepper
ground black pepper
ground dried chipotle pepper
2 (1 1/4 pound)
boneless pork tenderloins
Very good! The taste of the spices with the succulent pork made for a great dinner.
The pork and dry rub were excellent. I have to agree with others regarding the sauce. It was to acidic. I did add more preserves (I used black cherry)and oregano and it turned out fine. My husband loved it and he can be very critical. It is very simple. A great week night entrée. I also roasted sweet potatoes. Will be adding to my rotation!
Very good and easy. Plan on making this again in the future.
always looking for new ways to cook pork tenderloin..will be doing this the next time i go to the grocery store..Thanks Chef!!
This was delicious. Yum, Yum Yum Tested it out to use for my menu for a dinner party I have every year around Christmas for 16 of my girlfriends. Still smacking my lips! Don't like cumin, so I left it out and used finely chopped rosemary in the Cherry sauce instead of Oregano. Make plenty of sauce! Now I just have to decide what to have for accompaniments
I like this recipe so much, we made it for our church Harvest Dinner. The quantity was for 120 and there were no leftovers!!
Delicious. Didn't have straight ancho so used a Pensys chili pdwr blend with ancho in it. Also used apple cider vinegar and only a scant 1/4 cup after reading other reviews. Hubby said best tenderloin he's ever eaten! a keeper for sure.
Loved it! I didn't have cherry preserves, so I used blackberry. It didn't get at that chocolate-covered-cherry theme, but it was OUTSTANDING! I wouldn't turn down a chocolate covered blackberry, come to think of it. Thanks Chef John!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cocoa Cherry Pork
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 58
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