If you can’t get enough of Korean-inspired flavors, this meal is sure to leave you satisfied. The dish centers around savory-sweet bulgogi sauce, whisked with a bit of butter and spooned over succulent pork tenderloin. There’s also tender roasted carrots and fluffy rice on the side. Yeah, this meal has a little bit of something for everyone.
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Bulgogi Sauce(ContainsSoy, Wheat)
• Adjust rack to top position (top and middle positions for 4 servings) and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Trim, peel, and cut carrots into ½-inch-thick rounds. Zest and quarter lemon. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens.
• In a small pot, combine rice, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4 servings), and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. • Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
• While rice cooks, toss carrots on one side of a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. (For 4 servings, spread out across entire sheet.) • Roast on top rack for 10 minutes (you’ll add the pork then).
• Meanwhile, pat pork* dry with paper towels; season all over with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add pork; sear, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 4-8 minutes. • Once carrots have roasted 10 minutes, remove sheet from oven. Flip carrots and carefully place seared pork on empty side. (For 4 servings, place pork on a second sheet; roast on middle rack.) • Return to top rack until pork is cooked through and carrots are tender, 10-12 minutes more. TIP: If carrots are done before pork, remove from sheet and continue roasting pork.
• When pork and carrots have 5 minutes left, melt 1 TBSP butter in pan used for pork over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. • Stir in bulgogi sauce and 1 TBSP water. Bring to a simmer, stirring, until warmed through, 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat. TIP: If sauce is too thick, stir in a splash more water.
• Fluff rice with a fork. Stir in half the lemon zest (add more zest if you like), 1 TBSP butter, and a squeeze of lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. • Thinly slice pork crosswise. • Divide rice, pork, and carrots between plates. Drizzle pork with sauce. Sprinkle with scallion greens and sesame seeds. Serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side.