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Sichuan Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin

Reheating time: 10-15 minutes

Simple = better. Unequivocally so. Unless you’re sitting down at a 20-course tasting menu in like copenhagen or something, simple is always better. Doesn’t mean that simple has to be boring! Not at all. Just saying that a lot of times food is overexecuted to give it more importance or dramatic effect than it needs. I think that’s a big waste of time, and detracts from the overall experience. And don’t get me wrong- I am definitely guilty of overexecuting. All. The. Time. It’s the hardest part of menu development- telling yourself to calm down, and that it’s just dinner. Keep it simple, make everything delicious, and cook it all with finesse and love. That’s all it takes. We followed that mantra tonight, and the end result is simple, relatable, and a nod to some of our favorite flavors and ingredients. Don’t reinvent the wheel! Just make really tasty food, with lots of love, and honor and respect the ingredients and history. Tonight, we’ve got a beautifully 5 spice + Sichuan peppercorn rubbed pork loin, blistered green beans, roasted broccoli, and miso-roasted sweet potatoes. It’s delicious, it’s simple, and it’s everything we want to eat all the time. Get in there!


For the pork loin:

Very easy. The idea is to give it some caramelization beneath the broiler, or, on a grill. Lay out the pork tenderloin pieces on a sheet tray lined with aluminum, and broil on high until hot and caramelized, about 5-8 minutes depending on the strength of your broiler. Once the pork is hot, let it rest for a few minutes, and then slice into medallions. If you’re grilling, just give it some nice even char on each side, rest, and slice. Easy! 


For the broccoli:

Best way to reheat the broccoli is to pretend that it’s actually a piece of pork, and do it the exact same way as the other pieces of pork. Easy. Char under the broiler. That is all. Keep it simple!


For the green beans:

You’re totally sick of hearing this, because you definitely don’t enjoy cold food as much as I do, but for real- I wouldn’t heat these up. HOWEVER- I understand. Cold food isn’t everyone’s cup of cold tea (iced tea for life). To reheat, just give these a quick broil with the chicken and broccoli- we just want to take the edge off slightly. Make a bit of space on the tray for the beans, and add them on there. Broil till slightly caramelized and hot!


For the sweet potatoes:

So GOOD. We love sweet potatoes, especially when they have been dressed up with miso. To reheat, simply place these on the same tray as the broccoli, and broil on high until they are nice and hot. They should get some caramelization and char on them, too- the smoky charred miso is the best part! 

That’s it! Thanks for ordering 🙂 Dinner is served, and solved. <3 WECO


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