Pair garlic-scented pork with mashed acorn squash -- the sweetness enhances the pork. Add a mixed green salad alongside, if you like.

Everyday Food, November 2007


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr


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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Finely chop garlic; sprinkle with coarse salt. Holding a chef?s knife almost parallel to a cutting board, repeatedly smear garlic with blade until a paste forms.

  • Place pork in center of prepared baking sheet. Rub all over with oil and garlic paste, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange squash halves, cut side down, around pork.

  • Roast pork until an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees when inserted in the thickest part, 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, and tent with aluminum foil; let rest 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, holding hot squash with a clean kitchen towel, scrape out flesh into a medium bowl. Add sour cream and brown sugar; season with salt and pepper, and mash with a fork to combine. Thinly slice pork, and serve with mashed squash, sprinkled with brown sugar.