This Pork in Peanut Sauce (Encacahuatado) is made by searing pork tenderloin and drenching in a spicy peanut sauce that will give your tastebuds so much joy.
- 1-2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut in two inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 8 dried cascabel chilies
- 1/4 yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup toasted peanuts
- 2 cups broth, like chicken, beef or veegtable
- Bring a small pot of water to boil. Remove the chili stems and add into boiling water, along with garlic and onion. Boil for about 15 minutes.
- When the chilies are done, add the chilies, onion and garlic in a blender, along with about 2 cups of its water and blend.
- Meanwhile, in a large deep pan on medium high heat, add the butter and wait for it to melt. Add the pork and brown all over, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes total. Remove and set aside on a plate. Lower the heat to about medium heat.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the sauce through the strainer into the pan. You can use a wooden spoon and stir to get most of the sauce through. Bring the sauce to a simmer, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- While that simmers, blend the peanuts and 2 cups of broth, until the peanuts are completely blended. Pour this sauce into the pan, along with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and add the pork back in. Cook for about 15 minutes, until the pork is cooked through, and the sauce turns into a yellowish color.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Mexican