In the heart of a vibrant neighborhood known for its culinary delights, I discovered a passion that would soon turn into a local legend: the creation of my Completely Keto Garlic Pork.
It all began on a bustling Saturday morning. I was strolling through our lively farmer’s market, a ritual that always filled my soul with inspiration. That day, a particular stall caught my eye, boasting the most succulent cut of pork I’d ever laid eyes on. As a dedicated keto enthusiast and an aspiring chef, I knew this was my canvas to create something extraordinary.
Back in my kitchen, with the pork as my centerpiece, I embarked on a culinary journey. I reached for the garlic, each clove plump with flavor, grown in my little herb garden where every plant was like a cherished friend. The herbs – thyme, rosemary, and a few others – were handpicked, each one adding a whisper of the Mediterranean to my dish.
As the pork gently sizzled in the pan, I thought about how each ingredient represented a chapter of my life. The pork was my bold step into the unknown, the garlic my rootedness to home, and the herbs my wanderlust, a nod to the exotic places I’d visited in my dreams.
I remember the anticipation as the aroma filled my kitchen, a rich, inviting tapestry of scents that promised a culinary adventure. It was more than just cooking; it was like weaving a story where every spice and every stir was a word, every scent a sentence.
When I finally plated the first serving of my Completely Keto Garlic Pork, it felt like putting the period at the end of a particularly delightful sentence. The first bite was a revelation. It wasn’t just the taste, which was a perfect harmony of flavors, but the realization of what I had created. This dish was a narrative of my journey, a blend of my passion for keto living and my love for culinary exploration.
Sharing this creation with friends and neighbors, I didn’t just serve a dish; I shared a story – my story. Each compliment, each contented sigh, was an affirmation, not just of the flavors that danced on their palates, but of the love and dedication that had simmered in that pan.
That’s how my Completely Keto Garlic Pork became more than just a meal in our little neighborhood. It became a tale of passion, of tradition mingled with innovation, and of a love for keto that was as deep and rich as the flavors in my signature dish. It’s a reminder, a delicious, aromatic reminder, that when you pour your heart into something, the universe conspires to make it a legend.
Completely Keto Garlic Pork
- 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 cup prosciutto finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 1/2 cup ham stock
- 2 tsp swerve
- 1 1/2 Tbsp basil chopped
- 3 lemon rinds finely ground
- 3/4 cup chopped almonds
- 3 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 6 shallots chopped finely
Cut the tenderloin into 4 pieces. Put between wax paper and pound with a mallet to flatten.
Make a slice on the side of each piece to form a pocket.
Preheat the oven to broil.
Pour the almonds onto a baking sheet and toast them in the broiler until golden brown.
Mix the almonds with the prosciutto, 1 1/2 tablespoons of EVOO, garlic, basil and the rind of half the lemons. Spoon the mix into the pockets of the tenderloin.
Heat up the rest of the EVOO in a large skillet. Saute the shallots in there for 2 minutes.
Put the pork tenderloins into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side.
Pour the stock in and bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer for 45 minutes. Take the meat out of the skillet and set aside.
Pare the rest of the lemons using a grater.
Pour the lemon and swerve into the pan and boil for 4 minutes. Pour over the tenderloin and serve as soon as possible.