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Main Dishes - Meat Bon Appetit
Pork 4/1/2000


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Servings: 6

This recipe comes from the Velvet restaurant in SoHo.

3-2/3 cups beef stock or canned beef broth
3-2/3 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
¾ cup finely chopped shallots
½ cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chilies*
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 1-pound pork tenderloins

Boil beef and chicken stocks in medium saucepan until reduced to 2½ cups, about 45 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes. Add reduced stock mixture, marmalade and chipotle chilies. Simmer until mixture is reduced to 2 cups, about 5 minutes. Mix 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in small bowl. Whisk cornstarch mixture into stock mixture. Stir until sauce boils and thickens, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add pork and cook until brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until thermometer inserted into pork registers 155°F, about 15 minutes. Let pork rest 5 minutes.

Bring sauce to simmer. Slice pork into ½-inch-thick medallions; arrange on plates. Spoon sauce over and serve.

*Chipotle chilies canned in a spicy tomato sauce, sometimes called adobo, are available in Latin American markets, specialty food stores and some supermarkets.

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