Culinary Ginger just turned 8 weeks old and I'm proud to say we are now a Yummly Certified Blogger, featuring our sage rubbed pork tenderloin with maple roasted sweet potatoes and apples with maple sage butter sauce.
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.
The perfect side dish to go with this pork tenderloin is maple glazed sweet potatoes with apples. The sweetness of the dish cuts through the richness of the meat. The sweet potatoes are roasted in the oven, while the apples are sauteed in maple butter sauce and fresh sage. Then the butter sauce is drizzled over the entire finished dish.