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Recent Examples of tenderloin from the Web
Pork tenderloin is inexpensive and widely available.
Each restaurant receives a continuous supply of fresh tenderloins, and then the meat is only cooked to order, never in advance (no heat lamps here).
Brown butter scallop risotto could be a sleeper, and those feeling meaty can get three of them on one plate — beef tenderloin, confit chicken and fennel sausage.
Two thick slices of pork tenderloin, wrapped in speck (Italian ham), suffered from a different problem — over-salting — though the creamy bed of whey polenta and green snap of favas and peas lent pleasing spring flavors.
What should have been a master class mixed grill of sausage, pork belly, quail and tenderloin steak for two was a $44 unsightly pile of undercooked fowl, flabby steak, stiff pork and grocery caliber kielbasa.
Repeat on right breast, cutting along left side of tenderloin and folding back.
Pine nut pork tenderloin paired with truffle Yukon potato and vegetable bouquetiere entrée.
Cut tenderloins into pieces that are about 1-inch thick.
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Did You Know?
A tenderloin, of course, is a juicy and tasty cut of meat. In the late 19th century, however, Tenderloin saw use as a nickname for the neighborhood of midtown Manhattan, west of Broadway and below 42nd Street. This district, which contained numerous bordellos, gambling houses, and watering holes, alongside theaters and hotels, became a hotbed of corruption - and, it was alleged by some, blackmail by police. The notion of dishonest law enforcers being able to afford a nice meal off activity in this district is believed to have given the Tenderloin its name. Soon the term was applied to similarly seedy districts in other cities.
TENDERLOIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tenderloin for English Language Learners
: a piece of very tender meat from the back of a cow or pig
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