Fireworks Pork Tenderloin and Mash Gratin with Chipotle Tomato Butter and fried Sage
This is a great recipe! I've tried it two times and each time I've used a different butter. Chipotle tomato always wins with pork. The reasons why I love this dish for entertaining:
1. It's one and done. Well almost only one pan...You'll need a pot to boil the potatoes in. So two and done. Very little clean up.
2. Its a beautiful presentation with the fried sage and prosciutto.
3. It's very tasty and 100% worth trying.
Ingredients (serves 4 or 8):
1 3/4 lbs potatoes or 3 1/4 lbs depending on how many you're cooking for
1 or 2 4 oz pork tenderloins
2 or 4 sprigs fresh sage
1 1/2 oz cheddar (if desired--I omit this because cheese is hard on my system)
4-6 slices prosciutto (don't need to double this)
1 Fireworks chipotle tomato butter burst, divided
Wash, peel and chop the potatoes into 1 1/4 in dice. Then toss them in a pan of salted boiling water with the lid on for 12 minutes or until tender. Preheat broiler to high. Meanwhile, put a skillet on high heat. Add some cooking oil. Season the pork with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Sear it on all sides for about 7-10 minutes if using two tenderloins. If using one, 5-7 minutes should do it. While the pork is searing, pick the sage leaves from the stems. When the pork is nicely browned on all sides, remove it from the skillet and set on a plate. Turn down the heat on the pan. Dot the chipotle butter around the tenderloins. It will melt into a luscious sauce. Toss the sage leaves into the hot skillet. Fry them for 5 seconds, then put them on a plate. Turn off heat.
Drain the potatoes and put them in the hot skillet. Put the remaining butter in the pan with them. If using cheese, add it to the potatoes and mash them well and add a tiny bit of water if needed to loosen a bit. Taste and season to your liking. Spread the potatoes to the edges of the skillet and lay the pork over the top. Set the skillet in the oven and broil for about 10 minutes. Bring it out and lay the prosciutto and sage all around, evenly spaced. Broil for 2 more minutes. or until the pork is done to your preferred temp. Let it rest for 2 minutes, then slice it and dish up. Sizzle. Spread. Boom.