Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Recipe - It's a Keeper!

Just tried a new recipe (found in the Chicago Tribune) - Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples - and all I can say is wow, you must try this!  If you had this at a restaurant, you would go back!

As you can see, Scott and devoured half of one the tenderloins for lunch today! 

3 T. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
3/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. ginger
1/4 t. allspice
1 1/2 t. salt
1 T. maple syrup
2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each ( bought one package, about 2-3/4 pounds, and it had 2 tenderloins inside)
4 tart apples (I used 3 large Gala apples))
1/4 c. white wine
1 cup chicken broth
2 T. butter, cut into small pieces
1.    Oven to 425. Combine olive oil, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl. Add tenderloins and toss to coat.
2. Heat large oven proof skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add enough oil to just coat the surface; then brown tenderloins on all sides.
3. Meanwhile, toss apples in the bowl with any remaining spice coat. When meat is seared, remove pan from heat. Scatter apples around tenderloins.
4. Put pan in oven; roast 20-25 minutes or until desired doneness.
5. Remove pan from oven and transfer meat and apples to platter or cutting board to rest. Place pan on stove over medium heat. Deglaze the pan with the white wine, scraping the bottom of the pan to dislodge any browned bits. Stir in chicken broth and simmer until reduced by about 2/3 and slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Removed pan from heat; stir in butter bits to further thicken sauce and add a nice sheen.
6. Gently toss apples with sauce to coat; place apples on platter. Slice tenderloins; arrange with apples.
NOTE: I doubled all of the spices because, after I mixed them in the bowl, it didn’t look like enough.  The result was great! Also:  I omitted the salt, because of my dietary limitations, and I did not miss it. Scott added a bit of salt to his plate at the table.

1 comment:

Judith Burry said...

This looks lovely. Always looking for something new to try. Thanks

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