Less than 45 minutes
Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Apple Fennel Greens
1 ½ lb pork tenderloin
4 c fresh salad greens
1 apple, cored and cubed
2 sticks celery, chopped
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp garlic granules
1 tsp garam masala
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp fennel powder
1 tbsp butter
Olive oil & any kind of fruit vinegar (apple
cider vinegar is great!) to dress salad
Step by Step Instructions
Heat oven to 375°.
Cut the tenderloin in half so that you have two pieces that will easily fit into a large skillet to brown. Place a piece of tin foil large enough to wrap the tenderloin pieces (side by side) on a baking sheet.
Add salt, garlic, garam masala, and cinnamon to a large bowl. Mix well then roll the two pieces of tenderloin in the spice mix until they are evenly and well coated.
Heat the butter in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. When the pan is good and hot, sear the tenderloin on all sides to golden brown then remove from the skillet and place them on the tin foil. Wrap them well, and then pop them into the oven for 25 minutes or so, until an internal temperature of 145° is reached. Don’t bring the temperature of the pork much higher than 150° or it will be very dry.
While the pork is in the oven, prepare the apple-celery topping for your salads. Place cubed apple and chopped celery into a small bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and any kind of fruit vinegar (I used pear anise and it was awesome!). Add the fennel powder, mix well and set aside.
Place 1 cup of greens on each of four plates, drizzle with olive oil and fruit vinegar, and top with apple-celery mixture. Slice the tenderloin and share it over each plate and enjoy this wonderfully spiced quick and easy dinner!