Broiled pork tenderloin gets tender and tasty in the blink of an eye; a side of cooked apples is gussied up with leeks, sherry vinegar, and honey.
Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera
Source: Everyday Food, October 2007
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
2 pork tenderloins (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total), trimmed of excess fat and silver skin
2 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 leeks, white and light-green parts only, halved lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
3 Gala apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices and halved crosswise
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. On a broilerproof rimmed baking sheet, rub pork with 1 tablespoon oil; generously season with salt and pepper. Broil, until pork registers 145 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest, 10 minutes (temperature will rise about 5 degrees as it sits).
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium. Add leeks and fennel seeds; cook, stirring occaionally, until leeks are tender, about 6 minutes. Add apples, and cook, tossing, until just beginning to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in honey and vinegar, and season with salt and pepper. Thinly slice pork, and serve with apples and leeks.