Pork & Apples

Pork and apples go together so beautifully.

The flavors mix brilliantly and are a bit unexpected.

I am pretty much a salt & pepper chef. So this recipe doesn't require a lot of ingredients.

You need the following for this dish:

pork tenderloin (I prefer boneless)

salt

pepper

olive oil

zucchini

squash

mushrooms (do yourself a favor and buy pre prewashed)

apples (fuji apples are my favorite)

sugar

cinnamon

a bit of butter

BUT FIRST - preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Now, let's start with the prep.

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Salt and pepper both sides of your pork tenderloin.

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Peel and core your apples. If you don't have one of these little babies - get one - they are pretty darn cool.

Or your could just do it the normal way. It's whatever.

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Wash your zucchini and squash.

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Chop. Chop. Chop.

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Put your apples in a pot with 1/4 a stick of butter. Apply medium heat and cover the pot with a lid. Bake until the butter is melted. Stir regularly.

For the chops, USE CAST IRON (Lodge Cast Iron, of course). It really makes a difference. Sear the chops on each side for around five minutes. Adjust this time depending on the thickness of your cuts of meat. I would also suggest preheating your skillet. Cook the chops on medium to high heat.

Mix your mushrooms, zucchini and squash in a large skillet. Add salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until done. The word "done" is really subjective. Cook them to your taste.

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Drizzle the apples with the sugar and cinnamon.

Keep the apples covered and on heat until the sweet smell fills your kitchen. That's when you know they are almost done.

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After you have seared each side of your chops, place the skillet in the oven for an additional five minutes.

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When the timer sounds your meal is ready!

Plate and enjoy!

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Until we eat again - Jodi 

"The Fashionable Foodie"

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