.A savory recipe full of flavor and nutrients - Pork with Squash and Apples.
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30-40 mins Total time: 40-50 mins
• 1 tsp grounded nutmeg • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic (about 2 large cloves) • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage • 1 ½ pound pork tenderloin • Salt and pepper to taste • 1 butternut squash • 2 cooking apples • 1 medium red onion • 1 tbsp honey mustard • 1 sprig rosemary • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 425° degrees. 2. Trim the fat from the pork. 3. Mince the garlic and put aside. 4. Mix the nutmeg, 1 tsp of the garlic and the sage in a bowl. Rub it over the pork and season with a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside. 5. Toss the squash, apples, onion, the remaining ½ tsp garlic, the honey mustard, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. 6. Spread the mixture out on a long sheet of foil. Add the rosemary and 3 tbsp butter, then bring the ends of the foil together and crimp to seal into a packet. 7. Place the packet on a baking sheet and roast on the upper rack in the oven until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Poke holes in the packet to release steam. 8. Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium-high heat. 9. Add the remaining 2 tbsp butter, and then brown the pork on all sides, about 8 minutes. 10. Add 2 tbsp water and scrape up any browned bits from the pan, then transfer the pork and sauce to an oven-safe pan. 11. Place the pan on the lower oven rack and roast until a thermometer registers 150°, about 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. 12. Return the cooking pan to medium heat. Add ½ cup water, scrape up any browned bits and simmer about 2 minutes. Slice the pork and drizzle with the pan juices. Serve with the squash and apples.