The pork tenderloin, also called pork fillet or Gentleman’s Cut, is an extended thin cut of pork, as with all quadrupeds. Tenderloin refers to the muscle along the central spine portion, ventral to the lumbar vertebrae.
1 tbsp vegetable oil
bunch of spring onions, sliced
small bunch of coriander, stalks finely chopped, leaves picked
400g pork tenderloin, sliced
4 tbsp Thai red curry paste
4 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
400ml can of light coconut milk
175g pack of baby corn
juice 1 lime
steamed jasmine rice, to serve
Heat the oil in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole. Add the spring onions and coriander stalks and cook for 1 min. Add the pork slices and cook for 5 mins until starting to brown.
Stir in the curry paste and peanut butter. After 30 secs, add the sugar, soy and coconut milk, plus ½ can of water. Mix well, put a lid on and leave to simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.
Remove the lid, add the baby corn and increase the heat. Bubble for 3 mins until the corn is cooked and the sauce has thickened a little. Stir in the lime juice and check the seasoning. Can now be frozen for up to 2 months. To cook from frozen: thoroughly defrost, then heat in a pan on the hob until curry is hot all the way through. Serve scattered with coriander leaves and rice.