Cook the Book Fridays: Lightning-Fast Tahini Pork from Everyday Dorie

Dorie Greenspan LIghtening Fast Tahini Pork from Everyday Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and it’s a fabulous fast weeknight dinner that would totally work as a meal for a dinner party – just don’t tell your guests how easy it is!

It’s pork tenderloin which I’ve never prepared any other way than roasting it so this was a revelation – doesn’t take too long to cook and it’s SO flavourful and tender! The pork is cut into cubes and rubbed with ground cumin, chile powder, turmeric and salt and the sauce in this dish is tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, honey, cider vinegar and water. SO easy! Comes together in under 30 minutes in a wok or skillet. We served with sautéed kale and sprinkled the lot with sesame seeds and steamed rice. SO GOOD! And actually even better the next day!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Lightning-Fast Tahini Pork on page 168 of Everyday Dorie.

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8 Responses to Cook the Book Fridays: Lightning-Fast Tahini Pork from Everyday Dorie

  1. Betsy November 8, 2019 at 21:05 #

    I couldn’t believe how fast this came together. I just made it tonight, but there were leftovers. I’m glad to know it’ll be even better tomorrow!

  2. Joyce, Kitchen Flavours November 9, 2019 at 10:20 #

    Yummy dish ! We had it with white rice and stir-fried greens. No leftovers!

  3. cheznana November 9, 2019 at 13:07 #

    So delicious! I loved it with the spinach on the side, and so easy to put together.

  4. Tricia November 10, 2019 at 09:47 #

    Ok, seriously – how gorgeous is this recipe in your pot ????? Such a fun recipe and your are so right about it being perfect for guests as well as a fab week night meal.

  5. Shirley @ EverOpenSauce November 12, 2019 at 00:14 #

    The deep green of the sauteed kale is the way to go. It’s nutritious and so green looking.

  6. Mr. Neil November 16, 2019 at 15:37 #

    In fact, this came together SO quickly, I hadn’t even chosen a bottle of wine out of the cellar before Mardi was plating!

    (I was oscillating between white and red. In the end, I grabbed an Ontario Beamsville Bench Riesling that was staring my in the face, and tossed in a couple of my whisky stones to chill a bit beyond cellar temp. A nice pairing.)

    This was flavourful but also muted – in a positive way. All those flavours one associates with the MIddle East, but lifted.

    A definite winner.

  7. MARY H HIRSCH November 19, 2019 at 09:46 #

    Have made. Haven’t posted. But everything you are saying, I say, Ditto. I wasn’t enthused when I read this recipe but determined to try and was rewarded with another Dorie-winner. You’re right about leftovers, more delicious.

  8. Serafinadellarosa June 30, 2020 at 12:45 #

    Just made this today. It is delightful! The sauce is lemony, spicey, and has a hint of nuttiness. Wish there was more sauce. Garnished with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro. Served with Jasmine rice. Made it for myself so there will be leftovers.

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