Pork tenderloin medallions marvellous with chunky applesauce
While you can use any type of apple for this recipe, I chosen Gala. They juicy, crisp, hugely flavourful and just coming into season. Plus, they cook up tender and sweet. But this dish is so easy, don hesitate to play around with the apple varieties to find one that suits you.
Whichever variety you use, you cook them in the microwave in a bowl of brewed hibiscus tea. Seem odd to cook with tea? It just like adding another spice to your dish, but with just a whisper of flavour. A floral tea like hibiscus is perfect for apples. The more I cook with tea, the more I realize how versatile it is. Once you learned to cook with tea, the world is your oyster. (Come to think of it, maybe a good tea broth would improve the taste of those slimy creatures.)
Like most meat, pork tenderloin can become dry and tough if overcooked. I think people are so afraid of eating undercooked meat they tend to compensate by cooking the life (along with the flavour and tenderness) right out of it. So follow my timing directions, then stop! Really!
Now about the cauliflower . I realize it isn the most popular veggie. I suspect that because most people aren sure what nike jordans to do with it beyond drenching it in high fat cheese sauces. But I have a better way. In this recipe I cook it in the same pan as the pork so that it soaks up all the flavour of the meat.
This meal is truly delicious, and won end up on your hips. Traditional recipes pack 607 calories with more than 25 grams of fat. My version has just 241 calories and 6 grams of fat.
Pour olive oil into a large saut pan and place over high heat. Season pork medallions on both sides with salt and pepper. Once oil is smoking, add medallions to pan in an even layer. Cook medallions for about 2 minutes or until bottoms are browne nike jordans d. Flip and brown other side.
Transfer pork to a plate, nike jordans cover with foil and set aside. Reserve saut pan, uncleaned.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine apples, tea bags, 1 tbsp (15 mL) water and coconut water. Cover with plastic wrap, then microwave on high for 5 minutes or until apples are tender and falling apart when mashed with a fork. Mix in lemon juice, then cover and set aside.
Add cauliflower to boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain cauliflower and place florets on a cutting board. Cut florets in half from stem to top of floret. Arrange florets, cut sides down, in a single layer in reserved saut pan. Set over medium high heat and cook until florets just begin to brown, nike jordans about 1 minute.
Turn each floret, then nestle pork back into pan. Add thyme, then place pan in oven to finish cooking pork, about 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, remove plastic and tea bags from apples and mash with a fork. Spoon one dollop on each of 4 serving plates. Place 1 pork medallion on each plate, then add cauliflower. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) of water to pan and scrape up any browned bits. Spoon pan sauce over top of each medallion.