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Recent Examples of tenderloin from the Web
One of the steaks, a six-week-aged tenderloin, had a gossamer pink sheen that recalled dental clinic ads for healthy gums.
The $67 Snake River Farms American Kobe eight-ounce tenderloin was cooked, as ordered, to a lovely medium-rare and inundated with an extremely sweet, sticky red-wine reduction.
Brush pork tenderloin with 2 teaspoons olive oil; season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Generously season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper and place on a roasting pan lined with foil.
The menu includes crispy shrimp toast, pork tenderloins in Creole mustard cream sauce and summer sorbets.
Cane’s marinates never-frozen chicken tenderloins for 24 hours before dropping it in the fryer.
Mint and basil add pops of freshness to this hearty noodle bowl. 1 (1 lb.) pork tenderloin3 tbsp.
Also popular is the Double Porker featuring pork tenderloin with fried bacon, topped with beer cheese and served on a ciabatta bun with chips.
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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.
First Known Use of tenderloin
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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