Photographer: Mustard-Maple Pork Tenderloin
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Pork tenderloin is about as lean as it comes so its a great healthy option, but it shouldnt be overcooked as it can dry out. Maple and mustard make a sweet-and-savory mahogany-colored sauce. A delicate note of sage gives it a wintery touch. Fresh thyme or rosemary also work if you prefer. Serve with barley, roasted squash and a Pinot Noir.
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Combine 1 tablespoon mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl; rub all over pork. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 145°F, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Place the skillet over medium-high heat (take care, the handle will still be hot), add vinegar, and boil, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon, about 30 seconds. Whisk in maple syrup and the remaining 2 tablespoons mustard; bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Slice the pork. Add any accumulated juices to the sauce along with sage. Serve the pork topped with the sauce.
Per serving: 225 calories; 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 3g mono unsaturated fat); 78 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; 0 g fiber; 479 mg sodium; 489 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Selenium (68% daily value), Zinc (21% dv).
Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 4 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
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- Healthy Weight
- Diabetes Appropriate
- Heart Healthy
- Low Sodium
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Carb
- Low Calorie
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- Main Dish
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