* 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 pound pork loin
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 cups thinly sliced Gala apples
While the pork was roasting, I got the rest of the ingredients ready to go. I sliced up the apples. The recipe said you should leave the peel on, but I don't particularly like the peel when the apple is soft and the peel isn't. So leave it on or peel it off, whatever you prefer! I also chopped up a shallot pretty finely.
I roasted the pork loin for about 30 minutes. It was so small that it didn't really take long to cook. I just cooked it until the thermometer inserted into the middle reached 135. Then I pulled it out and placed the meat on a separate plate and covered it with aluminum foil to rest and let the juices redistribute.
In the pan I roasted the pork in, I added the butter and let it melt. I also added a little bit of white wine vinegar just to deglaze the pan and get all of those yummy flavors into the sauce.
Once the butter was melted, I added in the minced shallots and let them soften up a bit. Then I added in the apples. I wasn't really sure what to expect because I cook apples all the time, but I usually add in sugar. I didn't really know how "savory" apples would taste.
I cooked the apples until they were softened, but not to the point that they were mushy. Then I added in some of the cider. I found organic apple cider which only contained apples. There was no sugar or spices or any other junk in there, so it tasted really good! I cooked the mixture until it had reduced a tiny little bit, then plated everything!
Here's my delicious Paleo Dinner... who says that diets have to be painful? Seriously, this dinner was delicious! I ate until I was full and didn't have that gross... "Ugh, I ate too much" feeling you get when you eat a ton of crappy food!
The pork was nice and tender and the spicy crust was really good too. The sauteed apples and the sauce went REALLY well with the whole meal and it was great to dip the pieces of the pork in the sauce from the apples. The artichoke was yummy and the sweet potato was great to have too. It was the perfect fall dinner and it made the whole house smell like warm fall spices!