I enjoy pork tenderloin as much as the next person, but I sometimes find it b-o-r-i-n-g! Looking for different ways to dress it up, I stumbled on this recipe for plum compote from Food52.The recipe makes more than you need for 2 pork tenderloins, but you can keep the rest in the fridge for a week. I love the flavour profile of this compote, which is sort of like a chutney. It's sweet, tart, spicy and filled with umami.
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A sweet and spicy plum compote that goes really well with pork
- 1 lbs pitted, chopped plums
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, or a bit more depending on the sweetness of the fruit
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup finely minced onion
- 1 minced jalapeno or other hot pepper
- 1 teaspoon mustard seed, cracked
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon candied ginger
- Salt & Pepper
- Bring all ingredients except plums to a boil.
- Stir in the plums. Reduce heat and simmer very slowly until thick and syrupy, about 45 minutes.
- Depending on your preference for consistency, either puree in small batches in the blender, blend with a stick blender, or mash with a potato masher.
- The sauce may be made two days in advance. You might find yourself tempted to dip an eggroll in it, or serve it with goat cheese.