Sometimes you just feel like a wild boar salad.
There are times when you just want something light, just a salad. Well, make your salad special by adding wild game. This wild boar salad is drizzled with honey mustard almond dressing from Marx Foods and it makes for a delicious (lighter) wild game meal.
1T olive oil
4 Wild Boar tenderloin portions ( 6oz each)
pepper to taste
1 cup pearl onions (fresh or thawed frozen)
Dressing: (makes 1 cup)
3/4 cup olive oil
4 T shallots, minced
1/2 cup whole plain almonds
3 T red wine vinegar
4 T honey
2 T natural stone ground mustard
16oz spring mix greens
3oz goat cheese
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Heat 1T olive oil in nonstick skillet.
3. Season all sides of tenderloin portions with salt and pepper. Add tenderloins to skillet and sear each side quickly to get a golden brown color.
4. Remove tenderloin from skillet immediately and place on baking sheet pan. Pour pearl onions over meat on pan and place in oven. Cook in oven until meat is desired temperature. Keep onions roasting in oven until golden brown.
5. To make dressing: Heat 1/2T olive oil in clean skillet over medium heat, leaving remaining 4T olive oil for dressing later. Add shallots and almonds to skillet and sweat shallots until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
6. Turn off heat and add red wine vinegar to skillet. Add remaining 4T olive oil and mustard and honey. Turn on heat to low and stir dressing to emulsify (combine vinegar and oil so it does not separate). Remove from heat and keep dressing warm.
7. Remove tenderloin from oven and let rest before slicing.
8. In a large stainless steel bowl or salad bowl combine salad greens and pearl onions, still warm. To add goat cheese, break in to pieces and distribute among greens.
9. Add just enough warm dressing to salad greens to coat and gently toss together. The goat cheese will melt slightly and also coat the salad greens.
10. Slice wild boar tenderloin portions and place on top of each salad. Spoon 1T remaining salad dressing over sliced meat.
Enjoy this deliciously light wild game meal!
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