Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Culinary Ginger

Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I have to say that I think sage is my favorite herb. Of course, in the summer, I say that basil is my favorite, so apparently  I change my mind with the seasons.  In addition to it’s earthy flavor, it’s so versatile. It can be roasted, fried, sautéed and goes with both savory and sweet. It’s aroma just oozes fall, but since we will be eating a rafter of birds in the coming weeks, the next best meat pairing for sage is pork.

Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin from Culinary Ginger

Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin from Culinary Ginger

Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

  • 1lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • For the Sage Butter Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp fresh sage, chopped

Directions

  • Mix together in a small bowl the sage, sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the pork with olive oil and massage the mixture onto the pork.
  • If you'd like to grill your Pork Tenderloin:
  • Preheat your grill for 15 minutes until very hot, about 500 degrees F.
  • Grill the pork on high for 3 minutes and turn until all sides are browned. Lower the heat (or move the pork to a cooler side of the grill) and cook for about 10-15 minutes longer or until the inner temperature is 145-150 degrees F. Remove and let the tenderloin rest under foil for 10 minutes.
  • If you'd like to roast your Pork Tenderloin:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large, ovenproof skillet, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the tenderloin on all sides.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for about 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145-150 degrees F when you insert a thermometer into the thickest part.
  • Remove from the oven and let the tenderloin rest under foil for 10 minutes.
  • For the sage butter sauce:
  • In a small skillet, melt the unsalted butter. Add the chopped sage and sauté until the butter starts to turn brown. Add the maple syrup and serve immediately over the sliced pork!
 Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipes

Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples by Culinary Ginger

Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples by Culinary Ginger

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Ingredients

  • 2lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 medium gala apples, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the potatoes and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix until coated.
  • Spread onto a sheet pan and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Turn the potatoes and continue roasting for another 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over medium heat melt the unsalted butter and add the apples. Sauté until brown on 1 side, turn and brown on the other side.
  • Add the chopped sage and maple syrup, transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and add to the apples, stir until the potatoes are covered with the maple butter.
 Sage Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipes

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