Puerco Salamanca (Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes Tapa)

Puerco Salamanca (Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes Tapa)
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Puerco Salamanca (Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes Tapa) is a delicious tapa featuring pork tenderloin, onions, olives, red peppers, garlic and potatoes. This dish can also be served as a larger entrée portion with yellow rice.
Recipe type: Appetizers & Tapas, Soups, Stews and Chilis
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 lb Pork Tenderloin, cut into strips
  • 1 medium Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Potato, cut into bite-sized pieces and lightly fried
  • ½ Roasted Red Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 10-15 Pimento-stuffed Olives, halved
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • ¼ cup Sherry
Mise en place
  1. Cut potato into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cut pork into strips.
  3. Slice onions, red pepper and olives.
  4. Mince garlic.
  5. Portion olives, paprika, olive oil, sherry.
Fry potatoes
  1. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat and lightly fry potatoes.
  2. When they start to get brown around the edges and a little crispy, remove potatoes from oil, set them on paper towels to drain and salt them lightly.
Put it all together
  1. In a different large skillet... Heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. When hot, add onion, salt and pepper - to taste and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add pork, mix well with onions and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  4. When onions start getting soft, add potatoes, olives, garlic, paprika and red pepper. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. When you start to smell the garlic, add the sherry and stir well.
  6. Let the sherry reduce by ½, then take off the heat and put into serving dish.
  7. Serve with crusty bread.
Inspired by a similar-type dish that I enjoyed rather often when I worked at Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant in the late 90's.


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Puerco Salamanca Pork Tenderloin Potatoes Tapa ingredients

Lightly frying potatoes

Pork tenderloin cut into smaller strips

Pork tenderloin and onions sauteing

Add red peppers, olives, garlic, paprika & sherry

Served as an entrée with yellow rice and crusty bread

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