this is no picture - it was that good.
years and years ago (am I now old enough i can say that?) i was graciously bestowed this recipe by a dear friend while living in our downtown vancouver pied-a-terre (how glamorous does that sound?? haha). I called her up with a need to spruce up pork tenderloin. as the words spilled out of her mouth and on to my page i knew we had a winner.
the other great part about this recipe is the generous aroma it fills the house with. the sweet honey, the crisp apple, then comes the garlic and last but not least the star - the fresh ginger. this is the taste part of the recipe i anticipate the most.
as we sat down with steaming plates of my yummy rice, thick slices of pork, covered in the sinful sauce created at the bottom of the baking dish just as is, and steamed green peas - a humble little vegetable which rounds out this plate perfectly. i sat there for a moment and just breathed it all in. yum.
lost in flavour. transported.
(halfway through devouring and savouring my plate did i realized we had not taken a picture but i couldn't tear myself away to make the exception. it's that good.)
pork tenderloin with apple and honeyone good size or two smaller pork tenderloin (i doubled this recipe and marinaded a 3-4 pound pork sirloin rib roast)
1/3 cup of apple juice
1/4 cup of honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp dijon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger - grated
combine together and marinade pork no less than one hour, can be done overnight as well.
pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. place marinade & pork in a baking dish and bake for 40 to 50 minutes depending on oven (large pork roast took me 3 hours). once done let rest for 10 minutes and enjoy.
serve with rice. pour "sauce" gathered at bottom of dish over pork and rice - probably totally and completely bad for you but totally and completely yummy!