Tuesday, December 11, 2007

An Experiment Gone Terribly Right

In my "About Me" at the bottom of the page, I mention that I like to make food, but I don't think I've ever posted about food yet! Silly me. Fortunately, I have a patient husband who lets me experiment and orders pizza when an experiment turns out not-so-good. On Saturday I had an experiment that turned out oh-so-right, so I thought I'd share. For some reason, I had never tried cooking pork before. All the other delicious parts of the pig, (ham, bacon, sausage) yes, but not pork, so I decided to give it a try. I bought a couple pieces of pork tenderloin (which always makes me think of this commercial, "You can't tell us what to do, Lord Chicken Breast!") and had a go. It turned out so tasty that it was all eaten before I could take any pictures. You'll just have to make it yourself to see what it looks like.

Apple Glazed Pork Loin


2 Tbsp oil

1 apple, peeled and cut into bite-sized dice (I used a Macintosh)

1 sweet onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2 pieces pork loin

salt and pepper to taste

Combine oil, apple, onion, garlic, and nutmeg in frying pan over medium heat. Saute until apple pieces are soft enough to mash with spoon. Salt and pepper both sides of of the meat and move the saute to the sides of the pan. Place pork in pan so meat has direct contact with the pan, covering top side of meat with the saute. Cook about 10 minutes on that side, then move the saute to the side of the pan again, and turn the meat over, putting the saute back on top. Cook another 10 minutes, or until meat is cooked all the way through. Both sides should have nice carmelization. I suppose you could, but we didn't eat the saute, it was just to flavor the meat, and boy did it! Very tasty and a nice change from the usual. Let me know if you try it!


pam said...

So you just cooked it the 20 minutes or so on the stove top and didn't put it in the oven for a while?

Angela said...

Nope, just on the stove. Should I have put it in the oven?

Nancy said...

sounds good Angela, I never do pork either, maybe mom didn't really so we don't know how. Funny, I almost bought a pork tenderloin the other day when they were on sale, but chickened out because I didn't know how to cook it. Get it chickened out?

pam said...

I did pork tendeloin a couple of Sundays ago when you didn't come. I had browned it on the stove top and then roasted it in the oven afterward and it was really good. Steve, Emily and family and Austin and we liked it anyways. The experts usually tell you to check the internal temp. with a thermometer so I bought one the other day.

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