Apple-&-Fennel Roasted Pork Tenderloin
From EatingWell: September/October 2007
Roasted apples, fennel and red onion are the perfect foil to roasted pork tenderloin. Make it a meal: Stir sauteed broccoli rabe into quick-cooking barley to serve alongside.
- 2 large sweet-tart apples, such as Fuji or Braeburn, sliced
- 1 large bulb fennel, trimmed, cored and thinly sliced, plus 1 tablespoon chopped fronds for garnish
- 1 large red onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 475°F.
- Toss apples, sliced fennel and onion with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lower oven rack, stirring twice, until tender and golden, 30 to 35 minutes.
- About 10 minutes after the apple mixture goes into the oven, sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the pork over and transfer the pan to the top oven rack. Roast until just barely pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F, 12 to 14 minutes.
- Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Immediately stir vinegar into the pan (be careful, the handle will be hot), scraping up any browned bits, then add to the apple mixture. Thinly slice the pork; serve with the apple mixture and sprinkle with fennel fronds.
Per serving: 258 calories; 9 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 74 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 25 g protein; 5 g fiber; 374 mg sodium; 861 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (47% daily value), Vitamin C (25% dv), Potassium (24% dv), Zinc (20% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat
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- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 45 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- September/October 2007