Tamarind Honey Glazed Vegetables with Honey Garlic Pork


When you can't decide between having a little spice or satisfying that sweet craving, why not have both! This time around Haley (@o_4forksake) has created a colourful and tasty dish by combining a hot and spicy tamarind sauce with our Kinghaven Farms Premium Raw Honey. Don't let the list of ingredients fool you, this is actually really easy and so worth it. Be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments below or tag us in your posts (@kinghavenfarms). Enjoy!
First up: you need these things for this recipe – so go to your fridge/pantry and grab:
Head of garlic, ground ginger, mint, Kinghaven Farms Premium Raw Honey, chili flakes, chives or green onions, sesame oil, carrots, red onion, red pepper, zucchini, corn, sesame seeds, potatoes, Tamarind sauce, pork tenderloin. Garlic plus seasoning, Montreal steak spice, your leftover honey garlic and ginger wing sauce from the other night.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F 

Line a baking sheet with tin foil. 

Cut potatoes (do not peel), onions, red pepper, and zucchini in bite size pieces. For the corn just cut right off the cob in strips or if super pressed for time just dump a can in there! 

Toss vegetables in 4 tbsp sesame oil and spread evenly on baking sheet 

Season with salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes 

In a bowl, whisk: 

½ cup KFI brand hot and spicy Tamarind date chutney sauce (available in condiment/Asian section of your grocery store) 

3 garlic cloves 

2 tsp ground ginger 

5-7 mint leaves, chopped 

2 ½ tbsp liquid honey 

A few shakes chili flakes 

Handful fresh chopped chives or green onions 

When vegetables are done: 

Remove from oven and toss in the sauce 

Pour back onto baking sheet and bake an additional 15 minutes 

Garnish with sesame seeds and chives 

For Pork: 

Season with garlic plus and Montreal steak spice 

Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat 

Using tongs, sear the tenderloin evenly on all sides…this takes roughly 5-6 minutes. 

Once nicely seared and browned, pork in the skillet into oven and bake for 15 minutes 

Remove pork from skillet and rest on a cutting board, covering tightly with a sheet of tin foil 

Rest for 15 minutes 

Haley Do’s: 

  • Feel free to mix up the veggie choices here.  Baby corn would be very cool. Try different coloured peppers, shallots, bok choy…the world is your oyster (don’t use oysters though). 
  • Seeing as how the oven is 400 degrees F for everything needed here, put your pork tenderloin in the oven at the same time as the vegetables’ second visit to the oven. Your pork can rest while you get organized and plate the rest 
  • I like this very much with rice. Use rice. Also use an empty metal soup can (opened at both ends) to shape your rice like a pro…just olive oil the inside, put on plate at desired location, pack rice in, and slowly remove 
  • I drizzled my leftover honey garlic and ginger wing sauce from last week all over the plate…this really made the dish 

Haley Don’ts: 

  • Don’t forget finishing touches – sesame seeds, chives, extra drizzle of sauce 
  • Don’t be afraid to get creative with you plate this on. This was on a long rectangle serving dish meant for appetizers. Who cares – you make your own rules! 
  • Don’t panic when the vegetables look really dark once tossed in sauce. That’s not burn – it’s flavour!  
  • Don’t fret if you can’t find that exact brand of tamarind sauce. I guarantee you there will be some version of this at your grocery store.  

 

Haley Regan is a Hamilton, Ontario based, fifteen-year veteran of the hospitality and wine industry who has worked every position from hostess to owner & operator.  What started as a means of survival in university has blossomed into what borders on an obsession with food. A self-described dinner party Jedi, Haley shines a much needed light on affordability, local product, and being able to plate a dish like a Michelin star chef with everyday household items. Her approach is no-nonsense and her recipes can be proudly served at your next soiree and easily executed from a bachelor apartment kitchen. She also enjoys wine. A lot.
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