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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, sage is 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.
2 tablespoon , chopped
- 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 would like to roast the 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.
Maple roasted sweet potatoes with apple
- 2 pounds , peeled and cut into wedges
- Olive oil
- 2 medium honeycrisp or gala, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
- 1 tablespoon fresh , chopped
- 1 tablespoon
- 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.