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Spiced Pork Tenderloin Wellington with Sweet Red Onion Wilted Spinach


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided

  • 2 pork tenderloins, trimmed of excess fat and silver skin

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted

  • 1 cup mango chutney, such as Major Grey's

  • 1 large red onion, cut in half, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound spinach, woody stems removed


Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Season the pork with salt and pepper and sear in the hot pan until golden brown on all sides; remove from the skillet and let cool. While the tenderloin is searing, run your knife through the mango chutney to insure that there are no large mango pieces. Lay the puff pastry dough down onto the countertop and cut it in half lengthwise. Divide the mango chutney between the two halves of pastry and spread out to cover it from edge to edge. Place each seared tenderloin on the center of each chutney-coated pastry half. Roll the pastry over the tenderloin until it meets its opposite edge and pinch it closed to make a long tube shape. Pinch the short ends together to seal the tenderloin inside the pastry completely. Place the meat, seam-side down, on a baking sheet and bake in the hot oven until the dough is deep golden brown, about 25 minutes. When the meat has about 10 minutes of baking time left, place the pan that the pork was cooked in back on the heat with two turns of EVOO, using the remaining 2 tablespoons. Add the onions to the pan and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add as much of the spinach as you can fit in the pan; continue adding spinach as the batch in the skillet wilts down. Season with some salt and pepper and toss to combine. Remove the meat from the oven and slice with a serrated or very sharp knife. Serve with the wilted spinach alongside.

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