Monday, February 24, 2014

week of bacon.. 1st recipe.. bacon wrapped pork tenderloin filets with mustard~garlic butter

 
 

i recently had a dinner party where the main guest was bacon.. everything had bacon in it or on it.. ha ha :) and it was a glorious dinner.. i mentioned the bacon party when I posted this beer, bacon, chocolate pecan tart, which as i am sure you can imagine was out of this world..  today's post was inspired by this recipe here ... i was trying to decide on a main course for the dinner when I ran across this recipe.. it was simple.. elegant.. hearty and i could use my new outdoor kitchen.. win win.. it came out so flavorful and the mustard garlic butter on top was so decadent but ohh so worth it..


 i will tell you a secret.. shhhh.. but for the dinner i used over 5 lbs of store bought bacon and made 4lbs of my own bacon.. now granted there was 10 or so people so it's not all that crazy.. a little crazy but not over the top crazy.. i will feature all the recipes from that dinner this week.. so come back it's a week of bacon!!


it could not be more simpler.. you cut a medallion off your tenderloin, wrap it in bacon, secure with a toothpick, salt and pepper and grill.. 



bacon-wrapped pork medallions with garlic mustard butter

prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 20-30 minutes
servings: 8

ingredients:

2 pork tenderloins {aprox. 1 lb. to 1 1/4 lbs. each}
16 slices of bacon
wooden picks
salt and pepper
garlic mustard butter {recipe to follow}

directions:

slice tenderloin into 16 medallions, i cut mine the width of the bacon.. wrap each medallion with bacon and secure with a tooth pick.. salt and pepper both sides of each medallion.. preheat your outdoor grill on high heat.. right before cooking drop down to medium heat, add your medallions and close cover.. cook on each side approx. 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.. remove from grill and add a pat of the mustard garlic butter to each fillet and allow to sit for 3-4 minutes before serving.. the butter will be melting and creates this incredible sauce.. be sure to serve it with some homemade crusty bread to sop up that luscious sauce..



mustard~garlic butter

prep time: 5 minutes
servings: 1/2 cup

ingredients:

1 stick of butter, room temperature
4 tsps. dijon mustard
2 cloves of minced garlic

directions:

in a small bowl, stir together ingredients until mixed well.. wrap in plastic wrap and shape into a log.. chill while pork is cooking.. when ready to serve cut into 16 pats and add to the pork before serving..

enjoy and get cook'n!!!

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