Lightning Fast {CtBF} #EverydayDorie

It’s Friday! Here’s a lightning fast post about this week’s lightning fast recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from Everyday Dorie: Lightning Fast Tahini Pork.

Perfect for a weeknight where you don’t have much time, for preparation or cooking, this dish practically makes itself. First, you toss cubes of pork tenderloin in a fragrant spice mix (cumin, ancho chile powder, ginger, and turmeric), then brown them in oil. Then, in quick succession, you add honey, cider vinegar, water, and tahini mixed with lemon juice to the pan. Once the pork is cooked through, more lemon juice rounds out the sauce and you’ve got dinner!

The pork comes together so quickly, there isn’t much time to fuss with sides. I served the pork with couscous (which is practically instant) and some sautéed greens.

This is a good recipe. However, I should have chosen a different accompaniment. There’s a lot of sauce, and the couscous wasn’t the ideal sponge. You don’t really want to waste a drop.

If you want to try it, you can find the recipe on page 168 of Everyday Dorie. Other recipe reviews from the Cook the Book Fridays gang can be found here.



Posted on 8 November 2019, in Cook The Book Fridays, Everyday Dorie and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I didn’t have as much sauce as you did (but then again, I was reducing the recipe, so maybe I goofed?). I think this is a great jumping-off point that can go in whatever direction the mood takes you. Couscous sounds good! My new obsession was my choice. But fast, yummy and yours looks delish as always!!

    Stay cozy my friends!!! Sounds like “winter is here”.

  2. I did not have as much sauce, I doubled the spices and add a little extra water, for more sauce! This pork dish, with the extra sauce was lovely over white rice.

  3. This was really delicious. I loved all the various spices used in the rub, and then with honey and tahini too, what’s not to like.

  4. Oooh, that couscous looks fabulous. Brilliant that you thought of it, even if it didn’t soak up the sauce – it sounds like the perfect side dish to complete the pork and veggie. Yup, I love how Dorie manages to tweak the old standards into very new and very delicious options. This book is a winner.

  5. The sauce is the winner with the perfect combination of sweet, sour, and rich flavors. It’s worthy to repeat the recipe to get it right the way we like it. A good amount of sauce is great with rice or couscous.

  6. Hmm I definitely didn’t have as much sauce as you but wanted more! I LOVED this – never thought about cooking tenderloin like this!

  7. I haven’t gotten to this yet, Betsy, although I had a pork loin in my freezer but was slated for another recipe. On some nights what I need is fast and easy and already have ingredients on hand – just late to put it together. I’m thinking rice and spinach or broccolini for the sides. XOX

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