ROASTED YAM SALAD WITH CITRUS-MISO PORK
3 cups (750 ml) diced yam, ½-in (1.25 cm) dice
5 tbsp (75 ml) olive oil, divided, plus extra as needed
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 large head radicchio, trimmed, cut into 8 wedges
4 to 6 Shanghai baby bok choy, trimmed and halved
2 tbsp (30 ml) unseasoned rice vinegar
½ tsp (2 ml) honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) nutritional yeast
3 green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
¼ cup (60 ml) roughly chopped unsalted, roasted peanuts
¼ cup (60 ml) orange juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) orange marmalade
2 tbsp (30 ml) white miso paste
1 tsp (5 ml) minced ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed oil, divided
1¼ lbs (625 g) pork tenderloin, trimmed of 1¼ lbs (625 g) pork tenderloin, trimmed of any excess fat or silver skin
- Place a rimmed baking sheet in oven and preheat to 400 F (200 C).
- In a bowl, toss together yams, 2 tbsp (30 ml) oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Tumble onto preheated tray in a single layer and roast, tossing every 10 minutes or so, until they start to caramelize and become tender, about 30 minutes total.
- Meanwhile, preheat 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add half the radicchio wedges and cook until caramelized and crisp-tender on both cut surfaces, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate and lightly season with salt and pepper. Repeat cooking remaining radicchio, adding more oil to frying pan if needed.
- Using same frying pan, add 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil and let warm over mediumhigh heat. Add half the bok choy halves and cook until caramelized and crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minute. Transfer to a plate and lightly season with salt and pepper. Repeat cooking remaining bok choy, adding more oil to frying pan if needed.
- In a large bowl, whisk together remaining 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil, rice vinegar, honey and nutritional yeast. Add warm roasted yams and gently toss to coat.
- Arrange warm radicchio and bok choy on a serving platter and sprinkle with warm, dressing coated yams. Drizzle with any remaining dressing, garnish with green onions, peanuts and additional nutritional yeast, if desired. Serve while warm with Citrus-Miso Pork alongside.
- To make CITRUS-MISO PORK: Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
- In a bowl, whisk together orange juice, marmalade, miso, ginger, garlic and 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil until well combined. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag before adding pork, sealing bag and coating tenderloin completely in marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
- Remove pork from marinade and set aside. Transfer marinade to a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat and allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until slightly reduced and thickened.
- In a large ovenproof frying pan, heat remaining 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil over mediumhigh heat. Sear pork all over. This will happen fast due to marmalade in marinade. Brush pork with some warm marinade before transferring frying pan to oven. Roast pork until cooked through with just a hint of pink remaining, about 16 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board, brush with some more marinade and let rest for 5 minutes before carving crosswise into slices. Serve drizzled with remaining miso marinade, alongside Roasted Yam Salad.