Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple-Ginger Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS
Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest
2 pork tenderloin, 1 pound each
2 medium parsnips, OR carrots, peeled and bias-sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 medium cippolini onions, peeled and each cut into 6 wedges
1 medium sweet potato, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 small turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 recipe Apple-Ginger Sauce, *
Olive oil cooking spray
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped (optional)
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat inside of large shallow roasting pan with olive oil cooking spray. Combine parsnips, onions, sweet potato and turnip in pan. Coat vegetables with olive oil cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Roast in heated oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, ginger and pepper; sprinkle and rub evenly over surfaces of tenderloins. Lightly brown one tenderloin over medium-high heat for 2-4 minutes in large heavy skillet coated with olive oil cooking spray. Transfer tenderloin to cutting board or plate. Remove skillet from heat and recoat with olive oil cooking spray. Lightly brown remaining tenderloin.
Stir and push vegetables to edge of roasting pan; place tenderloins in center of pan. Continue roasting in for 20-27 minutes or until internal temperature of pork tenderloins reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time. While tenderloins are roasting, prepare Apple-Ginger Sauce.
Transfer pork tenderloins to clean cutting board. Loosely cover with foil; let rest for 5 minutes. Turn oven off. Stir and return vegetables to oven to keep warm.
To serve, cut one pork tenderloin into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Serve with roasted vegetables and sauce. Garnish with chives.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition Information per Serving with vegetables and sauce
NOTE: Tightly wrap remaining pork tenderloin in plastic wrap or foil; store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Use pork for Gingered Pork-Vegetable Soup with Wonton Noodles.
Make some for now—and for later. Roast two ginger-seasoned pork tenderloins, then serve one with the Apple-Ginger Sauce and roasted root vegetables for a hearty meal, and use the second tenderloin for a zesty Asian pork-and-vegetable soup.
Calories: 250 calories
Protein: 24 grams
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 490 milligrams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 28 grams
Fiber: 5 grams