A Food Delivery System

For years, I have thought of certain foods as merely a delivery system for another food. Don’t get what I mean? Think of a PB&J sandwich on white bread. The bread, while critical, adds very little to the overall impact and is really there to help you get the PB and J into your mouth with little mess.

When I was a kid, my parents would sometimes steam (or boil) artichokes. We would slowly peel the leaves, dip the bottom in melted butter, put that end into our mouths and scrape off the “meat” with our teeth. Most of what we tasted was the butter. The artichoke was merely a delivery system for the butter.

Tortilla chips? Sure some are good on their own, but they really exist to get that salsa and guac into our bellies.

Pancakes? Again a system for butter, but also for syrup.

Some might say a french fry is a delivery system for ketchup, but I have to disagree as I am not a ketchup fan but still love fries.

The Piece De Resistance is the corn dog. Sure it is tasty by itself, but I am a firm believer that its only role in life is to allow me to eat large quantities of yellow mustard without the embarrassment of eating  the mustard directly from the bottle!

Another blogger has a good take on this as well. Check it out here.

Apricot-Mustard Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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The mustard is a side-show in this dish.

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Such an easy dish to make.

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Mix together the glaze.

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I cut the pork into a few chunks for cooking.

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Coated with the glaze.

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Apricot-Mustard Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 15 min


1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin
3 tablespoons apricot preserves
1/4 cup mustard
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste


1 Season tenderloin with salt and pepper. Stir together the preserves and mustard in a small bowl. Place pork over a medium-hot fire and grill for about 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F, brushing with mustard mixture in the last few minutes.

Nutritional Info: Calories 182.9
Calories from Fat 41
Total Fat 4.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Cholesterol 73.7 mg
Sodium 241.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 6.6 g
Protein 24.2 g

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/apricot-mustard-grilled-pork-tenderloin-502306

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Categories: Fruit 2, Grilled, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “A Food Delivery System”

  1. veezygosquatch
    October 15, 2015 at 1:17 am #

    This look delicious sir, great looking recipe.


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