Meal Kit

Blackened Pork Tenderloin in Adobo Cream

with garlic cilantro carrots

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk

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One thing we know: “Adobo” isn't the software you edit a pdf on. However, beyond that, it's so many things: a method of food preservation, a sauce, a cooking method, a spice mix… it's a very versatile little word! Here, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce provides the ideal slightly spicy, perfectly smoky sauce that pairs with blackened pork tenderloin like a hand to a glove. Every bite brings complicated flavors into one simple idea: yummy. Tip: Easiest way to mince a shallot? Make thin slices lengthwise, then slices across.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 16 oz. Carrot
  • 1 Chipotle Chile in Adobo Sauce
  • 14 oz. Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • Info
    4 oz. Light Cream
  • 2 tsp. Blackening Seasoning

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using chicken breasts, pat dry and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and seasoning blend. Follow same instructions as pork tenderloin in Step 2, searing chicken until browned, 2-3 minutes per side. Roast in hot oven until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  • If using ribeye, pat dry and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and seasoning blend. Follow same instructions as pork tenderloin in Step 2, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per side. Roast in hot oven until ribeye reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 5-7 minutes. Halve to serve.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel, trim, and cut carrot on an angle into 1/4" slices.

    Mince cilantro (no need to stem).

    Mince garlic.

    Mince chipotle chile. Wash hands and cutting board after working with chile.

    Pat pork tenderloin dry, and season all over with 1/4 tsp. salt and seasoning blend.

  2. 2

    Cook the Pork Tenderloin

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add pork tenderloin to hot pan and sear on two “sides” until browned, 3-4 minutes per side.

    Transfer pork to prepared baking sheet. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

    Roast in hot oven until pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 13-16 minutes.

    Rest pork 5 minutes.

    While pork roasts, cook carrots.

  3. 3

    Cook the Carrots

    Return pan used to sear pork to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add carrot and 1/4 tsp. salt to hot pan and stir occasionally until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.

    Add 1/4 cup water and cook until water is evaporated and carrots are tender, 2-3 minutes.

    If carrot needs more time, add 1 tsp. olive oil and cook, 3-5 minutes.

    Stir in garlic and cook until aromatic, 30-60 seconds.

    Remove from burner and stir in cilantro.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add tomato paste and half the chipotle chile to hot pan. Stir constantly until combined, 30 seconds.

    Stir in cream and 1/4 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir occasionally until liquid is reduced by half, 2-3 minutes.

    Don't be afraid of a little steam; reducing requires heat!

    Carefully, taste and add more chipotle chile, if desired.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    If desired, slice rested pork tenderloin into 1/2" slices.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing pork on sauce. Bon appétit!

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