This is a very simple recipe… so simple, in fact, that you could assign it to a beginner cooking class and they would have no trouble at all re-creating it from your description. But in case my cooking class would like to know what this could look like, here it is.
At one point, this doesn’t look like anything you’d want to serve to anyone, but with a little amateur food styling, it is presentable.
Here’s what happens:
Get a pork tenderloin.
And some apricot preserves.
Get an onion too.
Slice that onion into thin pieces.
Finally, you’ll need three slices of bacon.
Wrap the bacon around the pork tenderloin.
Brown the bacon-wrapped pork in an ovenproof pan.
(This is a new addition to the recipe. It helps to crisp the bacon.)
Layer the onions over the browned meat, then spread the apricot preserves over the onions.
Place the pan in the oven and roast for 40 – 45 minutes (cooking time depends on the thickness of the tenderloin) or until the meat thermometer is reading 145°F. The pork should be a little pink and juicy. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing it.
Here’s where you can try out your presentation skills.
The original recipe is here: http://cookeatshare.com/recipes/apricot-pork-tenderloin-69126
Apricot Pork Tenderloin
3 strips bacon
2 pounds pork tenderloin
1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup apricot jam
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Wrap strips of bacon around pork strips. Place in a baking dish and sprinkle with onion. Spread apricot jam on top.
Roast 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Serve hot.