Homemade is so delicious. If you could make one sauce, that would stand out in a line-up, this recipe for a Curried Pork Tenderloin would for sure win. Making a Curry sauce from scratch is the key to not only a delicious dinner, but also if you are like me and need to avoid certain foods for allergy purposes.
In the past, this homemade from scratch Curry sauce was used for casseroles and slow-cooked tenderloins. For dinner this Curry sauce was used with a Pork Tenderloin, golden raisins, sauteed onion and pineapple for a sweet and mildly spicy dinner. Paired with perfectly cooked white rice and homemade Naan, and you then have a dinner everyone will LOVE.
Published August 26, 2022
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How to make substitutes
When I think back to originally making this recipe back in 2016, all I can think about is almond milk. In the past, almond milk was used in this recipe for the creamy base. However, I cannot fathom what inflammation and gut issues it caused to me for many years.
Being now aware of my allergy to almonds, I need to avoid anything relating to “tree nuts” or almond. This recipe typically uses almond milk as its base, so that needed to be changed ASAP. Instead of using almond milk, coconut water and heavy cream were substituted and still tasted fantastic. However, if you want to keep the almond milk, go right ahead!
In the end, the taste with the coconut water was so mild we all forgot it was added.
Ingredients for Curried Pork Tenderloin
2 1/2-pound pork tenderloin
1/2 cup dried pineapple, diced
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chicken stock
15-ounce heavy cream or almond milk
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
2 tsp sweet curry powder
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
2 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
Directions for Curried Pork Tenderloin
1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Then, heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
3. Thirdly, spray a Dutch oven with non-stick spray and then set aside.
Not all Dutch ovens are made the same. Seriously. Some are SO cheap that the enamel wears off, some are too heavy to hold, and some are just too expensive.
Last year, I scored this one at Goodwill for $20. For real! $20.
The brand is Gourmet Living and it’s retail price is between $79-$300.
My Dutch oven, although not labeled as a Lodge, closely resembles that brand and style.
If you want the best Dutch oven, go with the Le Creuset Enameled Dutch Oven, as it is literally ranked #1 from Americas Test Kitchen and many other reputable chefs.
Just remember that in buying the best, it does come with a price.
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Ovens start at around $300 and vary in size from 3.5-Quart to 9-Quart sizes.
Click the links below to see more information from either of these great Dutch ovens.
4. Next, brown the tenderloin on all sides, then place it the Dutch oven and set aside.
5. Dice the onion and then set aside.
6. Into the warm cast iron skillet, add 1 tsp oil and place the diced onions and then sauté until translucent.
7. Add the heavy cream, raisins, pineapple and spices and stir well, then simmer for 5 minutes.
Click the link below for my recipe for a Tikka Masala Casserole using a homemade sauce that is quite similar to this recipe.
8. Then add the chicken stock and simmer an additional 1 minute. We had an open coconut water that needed to be used, so that replaced the chicken stock and ended up tasting perfect!
Bake the Curried Pork Tenderloin
9. Once the sauce has simmered, carefully pour it over the pork tenderloin in the Dutch oven and bake for 45 minutes. While the Curried Tenderloin is cooking in the oven, cook your rice and Naan. Click the links below for my blogs with the BEST recipe for homemade Naan and also directions for the perfectly cooked rice.
Click the link below for my recipe for the most delicious homemade from scratch Naan, and then never buy store-bought again!
Click the link below for my recipe for perfectly cooked rice, the trick is rinsing the rice just the right number of times.
10. Remove the Dutch oven from the oven and also remove the pork tenderloin and carefully place it on a cutting board, resting under aluminum foil for 5-8 minutes.
11. Finally, slice and serve the Curried Pork Tenderloin over rice and drizzle with the sauce. Finally, garnish with fresh cilantro if desired and enjoy!
Curried Pork Tenderloin Recipe
The BEST Curried Pork Tenderloin Sauce everyone will LOVE
- Dutch Oven
- Non-stick spray
- 2 1/2 pound Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Onion diced
- 2 tsp Oil
- 1 cup Chicken Stock
- 15 oz Heavy Cream
- 1/2 cup Golden Raisins
- 1/2 dried Pineapple diced
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Sweet Curry Powder
- 1/2 tsp Powdered Ginger
- 2 Tbsp Cilantro optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
- Spray a Dutch oven with non-stick spray and then set aside.
- Brown the tenderloin on all sides, then place it the Dutch oven and set aside.
- On a cutting board, dice the onion and then set aside.
- Into the warm cast iron skillet, add 1 tsp oil and place the diced onions and sauté until translucent, around 3-5 minutes.
- Add the 15-oz heavy cream, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp sweet curry powder, 1/2 tsp ginger and stir well.
- Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Then add the chicken stock and simmer an additional 1 minute.
- Once the sauce has simmered, carefully pour it over the pork tenderloin in the Dutch oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- Remove the Dutch oven from the oven.
- Remove the pork tenderloin and carefully place it on a cutting board, resting under aluminum foil for 5-8 minutes.
- Finally, slice and serve the Curried Pork Tenderloin over rice and drizzle with the sauce and garnish with fresh cilantro if desired. Enjoy!
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