This recipe from the March 2013 issue of Chatelaine is another quick weeknight supper. Slice a pork tenderloin into half-inch rounds and then pound flat. Quickly sear the pork in a skillet, remove it, and then make a quick pan sauce with marmalade, soy sauce and chili flakes. Return the pork to the pan, toss in some sliced oranges, heat through, and you’re done. This would be great served with rice – I served it with roasted sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.

Avoiding Additives and Preservatives

The two ingredients in this recipe that may contain additives and preservatives are the marmalade and the soy sauce. I used Wilkin & Sons Tiptree pure orange marmalade and tamari, which is preserved with alcohol instead of the sodium benzoate used in most soy sauces.

Slice oranges

Slice pork tenderloin and pound flat

Sear the pork until browned and just cooked through

Make the pan sauce, return the pork to the pan and add the oranges

Pork a l'orange


1 orange

1 large pork tenderloin

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

1 tbsp canola oil

3 tbsp marmalade

2 tbsp light soy sauce

¼ tsp hot-red-chili flakes

2 green onions, thinly sliced


Cut orange in half, then slice into thin half-moons. Stack and cut into quarters. Set aside.

Slice pork into 1/2-in. rounds. Sprinkle both sides of meat with salt and pepper.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then meat. Cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 min per side. If meat is browning too quickly, reduce heat to medium. Transfer to a plate. Cover meat loosely with foil to keep warm.

Add marmalade, soy and chili flakes to pan. stir until saucy, 1 minute. Add orange, pork and juices to pan and cook until meat is warmed through, about 2 minutes Transfer meat and orange to plates and spoon sauce overtop. Sprinkle with green onions. Serve with rice. Serves 4.

From the March 2013 issue of Chatelaine