Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Meat and Potatoes: Maple Glazed Pork


I used to make pork a lot more often.  It's so easy, and a tenderloin is the perfect size for our little family.  Before Thatbaby was born it was just a smidgen too big, but now it serves the three of perfectly.   We're at the Goldilocks stage of pork tenderloin.

We were out to dinner not too long ago when I ordered a pork chop and I realized it was far too long since pork has graced my table. It was time to make a revival.  Especially since pork seems like such a great fall food.  It pairs well with other fall flavors like apples, cinnamon, and maple.  This is a really basic maple glaze.  As a syrup, it's already a little glazey even without making a reduction of it.  When roasting meats, I like to throw some potatoes on the pan for an easy side.  Because let's face it, I'm fairly lazy when it comes to side dishes.


Maple Glazed Pork
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
2 tsp ground pepper
1 pork tenderloin
1 Tbsp canola oil
3/4 cup maple
2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
2 Tbsp bourbon

  1. Preheat oven to 375.  Combine the cornstarch, sugar, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. 
  2. Roll the tenderloin in the cornstarch mixture.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown the tenderloin on all sides and transfer to a wire rack on a baking sheet.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup of the maple syrup with the bourbon and orange juice in the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes, until reduced by half.
  4. Brush the tenderloin with the glaze and roast for 20 minutes.
  5. Brush the tenderloin again and cook another 5 minutes.

6 comments:

  1. I love pork too and I cook it with prunes as well! This one looks irresistible!

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  2. This looks great and I have a pork tenderloin in the freezer. Roasted potatoes on the side are my favorite.

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  3. You will soon need to cook double of this portion when That baby is becoming That boy... or even triple if you are going to have two That boys! :p

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  4. If I cut a pork loin in half it is just perfect for my needs. Loving the maple glaze. It would compliment pork so well.

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  5. Pork definitely does feel like a fall food, especially when paired with maple!

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  6. I do agree...pork is great during the fall, especially when it's glazed with maple syrup! Thank you for sharing!

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