January 17, 2011

~A New Recipe~

I haven't post a recipe in a while, so I thought I would share what I made for supper tonight. Very easy, and always very yummy!

Pork Tenderloin with Shallot-Cider Sauce

1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed ~ the one I cooked was probably 2-3 lbs and took about 2x longer to cook
1 Tb olive oil
1 garlic glove, minced
1/2 tsp salt ~ I used fresh ground salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
Cooking spray

1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp five-spice powder ~ I substituted this with Allspice
1/4 tsp pepper
3 Tb fresh lemon juice

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To prepare pork, rub with oil and garlic; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Place pork on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees (barely pink). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  3. To prepare the sauce, heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shallots, and cook 1 1/2 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cider, broth, applesauce, 1/2 tsp salt, five-spice, and 1/4 tsp pepper; bring to a boil. Cook cider mixture until reduced to 1 cup (about 10 minutes); stir in 3 Tb fresh lemon juice. Serve sauce with pork.
We had this with steam vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, red peppers, and carrots) and homemade applesauce. The boys were very hunger, and loved it and we still have a good amount of left overs for lunch tomorrow.

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