Orange and Herb
Turkey Cutlets Pork Loin with Maple-Sautéed Apples
I never thought the day would come. I cooked and ate pork for dinner! Over the past five years, Chris has encouraged me to taste and eat foods I never thought I’d try. While pork is common, I have generally stayed away from it since re-entering the meat-eating world after 9 years of vegetarianism. When shopping this past week, we couldn’t find the turkey cutlets that I wanted for this dish. I browsed the meat section, and instead found these beautiful rather lean looking pork loins. With my heart set on the recipe, I caved to Chris’ delight and bought them.
The recipe is from my Flat Belly Diet cookbook, and honestly it looks like a pork recipe that uses turkey to make it healthier. We rubbed the pork with spices and browned it in a skillet. It was browning too fast, so Chris had to turn down the heat and cook it for a bit longer to get it right. The apples were pan-fried with maple syrup, cinnamon and pepper. The flavors were bold and the pork lean enough for my palette. We served it with a bit broccoli, which I severely over-salted (sorry Chris!). Not a bad first go with pork loin. I just might have to try it again.