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Coriander, which goes particularly well with pork, port, and prunes, gets a chance to shine with all three here. The spice coats the tenderloins as they roast and joins the wine and fruit in a sweet sauce for a subtle, interesting dish that couldn't be quicker or easier to prepare.Plus: More Pork Recipes and Tips

Food & Wine
August 2012

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Credit: © Melanie Acevedo

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat the oven to 400°. Season the tenderloins with 2 teaspoons of the coriander, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper.

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  • In a large ovenproof frying pan, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the tenderloins and brown on all sides, about 3 minutes. Put the pan in the oven and cook until the tenderloins are just done to medium, about 15 minutes. Transfer the tenderloins to a carving board and leave to rest in a warm spot for about 5 minutes.

  • Pour off all the fat from the pan. Put the pan over moderate heat and add the port. Bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the pan to dislodge any brown bits. Add the broth, prunes, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Boil until reduced to approximately 1/2 cup, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon coriander and the butter. Slice the tenderloins and serve topped with the prunes and sauce.

Suggested Pairing

A light-bodied or subtly flavored red wine would fade away next to the intense fruity flavors of this dish. Fortunately, lusty red Zinfandels are widely available and will work perfectly.

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