SPICE-RUBBED PORK TENDERLOIN

SPICE-RUBBED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH ROASTED CARROTS

Carrots:
2 pounds baby carrots, peeled, trimmed, leaving 1/2 inch of green tops attached
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter, diced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 small jalapeño (preferably red), seeded, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Pork:
2 1-to 1 1/4-pound pork [...]

WASABI SESAME AVOCADO SALSA

WASABI SESAME AVOCADO SALSA

smooth & spicy

For about 4 cups:
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)*
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher
salt
1 teaspoon wasabi paste (horseradish paste)*
2 cups coarsely chopped trimmed watercress (leaves and tender stems from 2 medium bunches)
4 green onions, [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.