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Pork Tenderloin in Puff Pastry
Penne Macaroni with Toasted Pine Nuts
Tenderloin in Puff Pastry
does not include amounts as it was given to a member of our
staff from a chef who prepares this for large numbers of guests.
We have tried it and it is easy to prepare and elegant to serve.
We purchased one medium sized pork tenderloin for 8 servings,
4 shallots, 4 cloves of garlic, 8 oz. of fresh mushrooms, 1
box of puff pastry, 1 can of gravy and a nice bottle of red
wine that we could also serve with dinner.
& beef gray
c. red wine
cook tenderloin in 325 degree oven until medium rare, about
10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Thaw pasty, unroll
pastry and let rest. Chop shallots, onions, garlic, and mushrooms.
Cook in butter until soft. Cut pastry into squares large enough
to fold over a slice of pork tenderloin topped with the mushroom
mixture. Close each square by folding in half; using a fork
dipped into beaten egg to press edges together. Use leftover
pastry to cut shapes and glue with egg to top of each. Bake
as directed on pastry box. Before serving, heat a can of beef-mushroom
gravy and add any leftover mushroom mixture and 1/4 c. red wine.
Macaroni with Toasted Pine Nuts
lb. penne macaroni
- 2 T.
- 1 C.
fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 6 oz.
c. toasted pine nuts (place on cookie sheet under broiler
and watch carefully, they brown fast)
- 2 tsp.
fresh minced garlic
- 2 c.
- 1 c.
freshly grated parmesan cheese
c. freshly chopped parsley
lb. of penne macaroni for 4 minutes. Melt 2 T. unsalted butter
in pan and add 1 c. sliced mushrooms. Add 6 oz. chopped proscuitto.
Stir in 1/4 C. toasted pine nuts and 2 tsp. minced fresh garlic.
Cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 c. brandy and remove from heat. Light
brandy and shake until flame goes out. (This will burn off the
alcohol) Return to heat and add 2 c. heavy cream. Add pasta
and cook 5 minutes mores. Stir in 1 c. freshly grated parmesan
cheese and 1/3 c. freshly chopped parsley. Serve immediately.