Peppered Pork Tenderloin with Apple Jalapeno Chutney

This is the all-time favorite appetizer of friends and family alike.  I have served this at my wedding, my best friend’s wedding, birthdays, funerals, snow days and when I wanted my boss to be nice to me.

What you will need:

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For the chutney:
1 red onion
2 large Granny Smith apples
1 Jalapeno pepper
1 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar

For the Pork Tenderloin:
2 medium pork tenderloins
10 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tbls whole black peppercorns, course ground

Method:

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Small dice the onion, apple and pepper into uniform pieces.  Take your time here, it is worth it for the end result.

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Prepare a reduction.  Combine water, vinegar and sugar and boil over medium-high heat until reduced by 1/2.

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Add onion, apple and pepper to the reduction, stirring frequently.  Let this continue to cook over medium-high heat for approximately 20 minutes.  It will undergo quite a transformation.

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When the apples and onions are translucent, and the majority of the liquid absorbed, turn off the heat and let cool.  Congratulations 🙂

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While the chutney is cooking down and doing its thing, prepare the pork.  Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and prepare a roasting pan.

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Grind the peppercorns fresh if you can.  I keep an extra coffee grinder just for spices.

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Combine pork tenderloins, garlic, olive oil, peppercorns and salt and place on a rack in a roasting pan.  I use a cooling rack and a turkey pan.  Bake for 25 minutes at 450 or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

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Tent your tenderloins and let rest for 10 minutes so that the juices can redistribute.

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Thinly slice the pork and serve with the chutney.

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This dish is excellent cold with small portions on a cracker.

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