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His bay scallops, mushrooms and black truffles served on a bed of pesto risotto; buffalo tenderloin (melted in my mouth); and lamb chops and shredded lamb croquette dish were all memorable.
The Lion’s Club held annual dinners at the farms and guests ate lion tenderloins.
Place tenderloins in pan and sear on all sides until well-browned.
Entrees range from pork tenderloin with quinoa and apricot puree, to beet risotto with egg and foie gras.
Choose from Pan-Asian cuisine at Spice or a blend of European and Caribbean gastronomy at Pimms, including Anguillan lobster bisque and black Angus beef tenderloin with olive oil purée.
Pat pork tenderloin dry and cut off any large pieces of surface fat.
The couple and their guests dined on a duet of halibut and beef tenderloin with vegetables picked fresh from the gardens of Cal-a-Vie.
Eating a tenderloin in any way that doesn't include breading and deep-frying — or a high meat-to-bun ratio — is so unlucky that even Andrew Luck doesn't want to test his luck.
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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.
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