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Radicchio, Walnut and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Radicchio, Walnut and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Shared by: Chef Chris Zielinski

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s Chef Chris Zielinski shares his Radicchio, Walnut and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin recipe. This unique stuffed tenderloin makes a beautiful topping to a creamy polenta for a dinner everyone will love.

Prepping Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

45 minutes

# of Servings:

Serves 3-4

Prepping Time:

20 minutes

Cooking Time:

45 minutes

# of Servings:

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Ontario pork tenderloin (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small white or red head of radicchio, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh marjoram
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) white wine (such as riesling or gewurztraminer)
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) each salt and pepper, divided
  • 4 oz (125 g) gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped toasted walnuts

Cooking instructions:

  1. Trim thin end of tenderloin off and reserve for another recipe. Insert a paring knife into the centre of both ends of the tenderloin. Using a clean sharpening steel or long-handled wooden spoon, carefully insert into one end of the tenderloin into the cut made. Push it through the tenderloin, trying to keep it in the centre and not break through the sides. Roll the steel around slightly to make the centre hole larger and get it through to the other side of the tenderloin. Remove it from tenderloin and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat. Brown radicchio wedges on both sides until evenly browned and wilted. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add wine, marjoram, 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each of the salt and pepper. Remove from heat when wine is absorbed. Scrape into a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Stir in gorgonzola and walnuts.

  3. Using your hands, start stuffing the radicchio filling into the centre of the pork tenderloin (this will take some time). Force the filling into the hole as much as possible from both ends (the tenderloin will look thicker as it fills). Season the tenderloin with remaining salt and pepper.

  4. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).

  5. Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat and add remaining oil and butter. Brown tenderloin on one side for about 2 minutes. turn over and place pan in oven. Cook for about 30 minutes or until pork is firm to the touch and thermometer reaches 155ºF (68 ºC) when inserted in centre. Remove to a cutting board and tent with foil. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing into 3/4 inch (2 cm) medallions.

Tip: You can butterfly the pork tenderloin if you do not wish to create the centre hole for stuffing. Simply hold the chef’s knife lengthwise and cut along the centre of the pork tenderloin almost all the way through to the other side (do not cut through). Make another long cut on one side of the tenderloin almost all the way through and press gently to lay flat. Repeat on the other side. Squeeze filling together and lay in centre of pork tenderloin. Roll up and tie tenderloin at 2 inch (5 cm) intervals before cooking.

Now 12 years into his role as Culinary Director and Executive Chef at MLSE, Chef Chris is behind the legendary menus that level up the fan experience. What’s his secret? He’s very picky.

Nutritional Information

The following nutritionals are based on one (1) serving:

Calories: 450

Protein: 32g

Sugar: 6g

Fat: 33g

Saturated Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 850mg

Calcium: 175mg

Carbohydrates: 4g

Fibre: 2g

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Radicchio, Walnut And Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin​

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment's Chef Chris Zielinski shares his Radicchio, Walnut and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin recipe. This unique stuffed tenderloin makes a beautiful topping to a creamy polenta for a dinner everyone will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork Tenderloin recipe, Radicchio, Walnut And Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Tenderloin​, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin recipe
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Ontario Pork, Chef Chris Zielinski

Ingredients

  • 1 Ontario pork tenderloin (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil,divided (60 mL)
  • 1 small white or red head of radicchio, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh marjoram (5 mL)
  • 2 tbsp white wine (such as riesling or gewurztraminer) (30 mL)
  • ¾ tsp each salt and pepper, divided (3 mL)
  • 4 oz gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (125 g)
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts (60 mL)

Instructions

  • Trim thin end of tenderloin off and reserve for another recipe. Insert a paring knife into the centre of both ends of the tenderloin. Using a clean sharpening steel or long handled wooden spoon, carefully insert into one end of the tenderloin into the cut made. Push it through the tenderloin, trying to keep it in the centre and not break through the sides. Roll the steel around slightly to make the centre hole larger and get it through to the other side of the tenderloin. Remove it from tenderloin and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the oil over medium high heat. Brown radicchio wedges on both sides until evenly browned and wilted. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add wine, marjoram, 1/4 tsp (1mL) each of the salt and pepper. Remove from heat when wine is absorbed. Scrape into a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Stir in gorgonzola and walnuts.
  • Using your hands, start stuffing the radicchio filling into the centre of the pork tenderloin (this will take sometime). Force the filling into the hole as much as possible from both ends (the tenderloin will look thicker as it fills). Season the tenderloin with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).
  • Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat and add remaining oil and butter. Brown tenderloin on one side for about 2 minutes. Turn over and place pan in oven. Cook for about 30 minutes or until pork is firm to the touch and thermometer reaches 155ºF (68 ºC) when inserted in centre. Remove to a cutting board and tent with foil. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing into3/4 inch (2 cm) medallions.

Notes

Tip: You can butterfly the pork tenderloin if you do not wish to create the centre hole for stuffing. Simply hold the chef’s knife lengthwise and cut along the centre of the pork tenderloin almost all the way through to the other side (do not cut through). Make another long cut on one side of the tenderloin almost all the way through and press gently to lay flat. Repeat on the other side. Squeeze filling together and lay in centre of pork tenderloin. Roll up and tie tenderloin at 2 inch (5 cm) intervals before cooking.

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