Maple syrup brings sweetness and warm color to the pork. Just imagine the wonderful aroma as you spoon the glaze over the tenderloins. Shop Farmer Nick’s and Pastured Perfect for you pork and AKF Foods for your maple syrup. Stop by Glunz Family Winery and ask for their pick of wine.
2 12- to 14-ounce pork tenderloins
2 teaspoons crumbled dried sage leaves
1 tablespoon butter
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Rub pork tenderloins all over with crumbled dried sage; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and bubbling. Add pork tenderloins and cook until brown on all sides, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until thermometer inserted into pork registers 150°F, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer pork to platter; cover to keep warm.
Whisk 5 tablespoons maple syrup, 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard in small bowl to blend. Set aside. Add remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar to skillet and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium-low. Return pork and any accumulated juices to skillet; add maple syrup mixture and turn pork in glaze just until coated, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Transfer pork to cutting board. Cut pork into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Stir remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup into glaze. Season glaze to taste with salt and pepper.
Arrange pork slices on plates. Spoon glaze over pork and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit October 2000