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    • Grumpysally
    • By Grumpysally 12th Jan 18, 1:46 PM
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    How to cook smoked pork tenderloin?
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    • 12th Jan 18, 1:46 PM
    How to cook smoked pork tenderloin? 12th Jan 18 at 1:46 PM
    I impulsively bought a piece of smoked pork tenderloin in Morrisons just after Christmas as it was reduced. As it was BB that day, I cut it in half and chucked it in the freezer.

    I now have one half defrosted in the fridge but am having difficulty finding recipee for cooking it. Searches seem to be throwing up how to actually smoke the pork.

    I found a Delia recipe where she seems to cook it like a roast ham, but as its such a small piece Im worried about it shrivelling to nothing and reluctant to put the oven on for such a small bit.

    I was wondering if I could cut it into slices and fry them as a sort of escalope?

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    • jackyann
    • By jackyann 12th Jan 18, 2:05 PM
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    Definitely - that's the best. Cut them quite thickly. I'd serve with a winter salad, wedge potatoes & sour cream or mayo.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 12th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
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    If it's smoked, it's already cooked It's a ham
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    • thriftwizard
    • By thriftwizard 12th Jan 18, 4:26 PM
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    Gorgeous in a stir-fry! Sliced into thin sections and tossed in a wok with spring onions, kale, cabbage, beansprouts & red pepper, or any other veg you like, as long as they're chopped or sliced small to cook through quickly. Season with soy sauce & ginger & serve with noodles or rice. Smoked chicken also works really well in a stir-fry; you don't need very much so a single chicken breast will feed 4 people at least.

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    • Grumpysally
    • By Grumpysally 12th Jan 18, 6:48 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:48 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 6:48 PM
    Thanks for the advice folks.
    In the end I pan fried it whole, then while it was resting made a cream and mustard sauce in the pan (cream reduced to 10p in M&S yesterday !!!55357;!!!56832;).
    Served with mash ( with more of the cream in it ) carrots and braised red cabbage from the freezer.
    Unfortunately I wasn't very taken with the pork. I thought it has a wierd artificial smoked taste to it. Whether that was because it had been in the freezer or simply because it really was an artificial smoked flavour I'm not sure. I found the texture unpleasant too. Strangely OH liked it, so at least I know I can feed him the remaining half at some point.
    At least I didn't pay full price for it.
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