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[Bob] Folks welcome to this weeks edition of the Sportsman’s Table. We are here at Deck 383 on the beautiful Waccamaw river right in Murrells inlet and joining me today is my guest chef, is Tom Mullally. He is well I tell you what he is a chef instructor good friend of our shows and he always produces a great recipe! Right here at deck 383 here my friend!
[Chef Tom] Well Bob, how are you sir?
Well welcome back!
Thank you very much!
Okay what do you got for us this week?
Little fresh local Berkshire pork we’re going to go pork tenderloin today the Cadillac of the cut of meats on the pig.
And as you know us chefs have a deep respect for the pig.
We’re in the south you gotta go a little pig in your diet you know how that runs.
So no bland food allowed, we’re going to lightly season it with some salt and pepper.
Again, this is pork tenderloin, very tasty.
[Bob] Now, you know Tom I have to ask you is this something I know you do straight catering you do catering all around Murrell Beach.
I do, I do.
Is this kind of a staple dish that the folks like?
Yeah it’s extremely popular for sure and again it’s the best cut of the pork..
I got you.
So that, always popular goes well with many different items. You could change your starch up as you know, you could have roasted potatoes, rice, rissoto whatever your cravings happen to be that day. But always fresh and local, that’s how we roll.
There you go, how long will you gonna cook this bit?
We’re gonna sear all sides, it’s probably going to take about two to three minutes to sear all sides and then after that this is a little thicker cut. We are going to finish it off in the oven and then we will be ready to plate it up.
You want to get that nice golden dark brown in there. By searing meat it holds in the juices, it acts as an insulation so that the meat stays nice and tender for us.
[Chef Tom] Okay Bob, it look’s like it’s ready to go. Let’s start plating.
[Bob] MM man, pork tenderloin I tell you. You know, great cut of that, course you, you just know, just how to cut it too.
[Chef Tom] I do, I like going at an angle like this on a slight bias, it makes it a little bit easier to fan it. And me personally I don’t want my pork well done but then again we don’t want to have it mid rare as well. So I kind of like a little pink in my pork, like medium to mid-well. So it’s not dried, and this is some local rice we’re big on rice here in the south and I, I chopped a little fresh basil in there
[Bob] Oh wow!
And now we are going to fan our pork tenderloin.
Again you can see just a little pink in there it’s a nice medium that’s definitely the way I like it so it stays nice and moist not too dry. And as you can see Bob the plate is starting to come alive. Got fresh and roasted red and yellow bell peppers, a little broccoli, porchini mushrooms and naturally the vegetable that is a little of a personal preference. You can change things up along the way, whatever tickles your fancy so to speak.
It’s really coming alive and again the color of the vegetables I feel just really add to it. They.. eat with the eyes first so you want to have a nice beautiful plate presentation. This is a little red wine sauce, going to go really nice. We’re going to drizzle that right behind the pork. And as you can tell the plate starts to come alive, and that’s our finished product!
And that’s why you’re a chef huh?
That’s it, that’s it.
Tom thanks again for a great menu..
Thank you Bob
I, you know I tell you, its always awesome okay when you’re talking about certified SC grown okay? And folks you want some great items on the menu? Come on down to Waccamaw river right here at Deck 383, they got all the great things cooking right here for you. As well as all of the great certified SC grown produce that you can find all across the south and South Carolina. Well remember, log onto certifiedscgrown.com and see what’s fresh on your menu. And we’ll be right back here again next week with another great recipe on the Sportsman’s table.
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