The Chew: Secret Life of Bacon
Bacon lovers are easy to find, and that devotion to this particular cut of meat inspired a Secret Life of Bacon on The Chew. The Dish of the Day was a Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin Recipe by Michael Symon. Check out his serving suggestion of Mustard Fruit.
The Chew: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Pork tenderloin is a leaner cut, and it can take in some of the fat and flavor from the bacon in this dish. Symon made sure to disparage turkey bacon and meatless bacon as pretenders in flavor, taste, quality, and origin. But he did say you could also wrap a beef tenderloin in bacon for similar reasons of enhancing an otherwise mildly flavored cut of meat.
Michael Symon Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Ingredients
- 1 Pork Tenderloin
- 8 strips Bacon
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Molasses
- 1/3 cup & 3 tbsp Mustard
- 1 cup Dry Red Wine
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 cup Dried Tart Cherries
- 1 Pear (less ripe)
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
The Chew: Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Directions
- In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, wine, and vinegar.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add in mustard seeds and mustard.
- In a canning jar, place cherries with pear.
- Pour liquid over the jar. Cover and store at least two days, up to one month.
- Preheat your oven to 375 F and season your tenderloin with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Arrange bacon lengthwise on plastic wrap, spread on a flat surface.
- Heat a skillet on medium-high.
- Combine 3 tbsp mustard with soy sauce and molasses in a bowl.
- Brush this sauce onto the tenderloin.
- Lay tenderloin on the bacon, using the plastic wrap to flip the loin back over, placing in the skillet.
- Season with olive oil and cook until bacon becomes crispy.
- Move pan to the oven and roast 15 minutes.
- The temperature should reach 145 F.
- Remove tenderloin from oven and rest before slicing.
- Serve with marinated fruit.
The Chew: Bacon Bad Quiz
The Chew crew put Michael Symon to the test. He had to try four different types of bacon and determine what he was eating based on taste alone.
Among the samples were hickory smoked bacon, turkey bacon, unsmoked bacon, and soy bacon. Symon guessed the first and last samples correctly. Do you think you could pass a bacon taste test?