Throwback Thursday: Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Sauteed Apples
There is something peculiar about combining sweet and salty flavors. I used to find my self being skeptical about pairing strange flavors, but recently they have really begun to intrigue me. Pork and apples is an old favorite combination of sweet and salty that never has seemed to bother me, probably because it is so common. Today, I find myself trying to find more unique combinations, but this is one recipe that will definitely still stay in the back of my head.
This recipe is great to serve when you have guests. The shallots give the sauteed apples a unique salty kick which pairs perfectly with a tasty slice of spiced pork tenderloin. A nice scoop of garlic mashed potatoes serves as a great side for this dish.
Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Sauteed Apples
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 lb pork tenderloin trimmed and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cups Gala apples thinly sliced
- 1 shallot sliced
- 1/2 cup of apple cider
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Combine the salt, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg and sprinkle spice mixture evenly over pork slices.
- Add the pork to the pan and cook until desired degree of doneness (about 3 minutes on each side).
- Remove pork from pan and cover with foil.
- Melt butter in the pan and add apple slices, shallots, and a pinch of salt.
- Saute until apple starts to brown (about 4 minutes).
- Add apple cider to pan and cook until the apple is a crisp-tender (about 5 minutes).
- Stir in the thyme leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the apple mixture and sauce over pork and serve.