This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe was Fresh Orange Pork tenderloin. We are big fans of clementines but I don't buy big oranges very often. My family tends to leave them alone. I discovered as I started to make this that I did not have an onion. I used the one I had in a recipe a few days ago. I sent my hubs to our local grocery that we tend to boycott if we can help it. This store often has out of date items on the shelves, carries pig brains but no rice cakes. He didn't mind running down there and even came back with some cheap individual pies for each of us.
One thing I really liked about this recipe was the smell of the citrus. Often when I cut up garlic or onions I am worried about how to get the smell off my hands. With oranges, even after scrubbing hands, I don't mind the smell. I got to use my zester! I have a microplane grater that I use for garlic a lot but it doesn't zest like my cute little tool up there with the oranges.
As this was cooking my kids were saying that it smelled delicious and I couldn't help but agree. When I went to Publix to get pork loin they only had 2 and a half pounds. Once again though they split the package for me so I could have just a pound and a half. This made 12 medallions and we ended up with 1 left. Munchkin took the last one and the rest of the broth braised potatoes to school for lunch.
Overall, this was a delicious dish and I will be making it again! Rave reviews from the fam make it a definite win! :) Don't forget to check out the LYL to see how other cooks around the world did with this recipe this week. :)