This is a restaurant quality meal that would work for a weeknight or entertaining. It looks pretty fancy, but I use a few tricks from the store that make this very quick to whip up. If you ever buy Pork Tenderloin at the grocery, you may have seen the Marinated ones as well. They are so amazingly tender, and perfect if you don't have time to marinate yourself. I also used the Green Beans in that come in steam able bags in the produce section, not the frozen ones. All you have to do is microwave them for 3-4 minutes and you have perfectly steamed green beans. I made a little Lemon Garlic Oil to toss them in afterwards.
As for the Sweet Potato-Carrot Puree, it is the truly homemade dish of the three, but still very simple to do with a food processor. If you don't have a food processor just mash the roasted veggies with a potato masher, it will just be "rustic" smashed roast vegetables. The only reason I used Sweet potato and carrots is because I had 1 sweet potato i needed to use in the pantry. But I thought the combo turned out perfect!
For the Marinated Pork (I used the Mesquite flavored):
- Heat a Grill to Medium high heat
- Place tenderloin on grill once hot and brown own each side for 3-4 minutes.
- Then turn heat down to Med-low and cook until desired, turning occasional. About 5-6 more minutes for medium.
- Take pork of the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. This will keep it really juicy. Slice diagonally and serve!
- 1 Sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 lb baby carrots, or sliced carrots
- 2 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 C Milk
- 2 Tbls Maple Syrup or Honey
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Toss Carrots and sweet potatoes in olive oil, salt, and pepper in a baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes, until veggie are very tender.
- Let them cool for a few minutes, then place them in a food processor, and pulse until puree begins to form.
- Then add in milk gradually, may need more or less depending on the consistency you like. Also add in syrup or honey.
- Taste for seasoning, then serve.
- 1 lb fresh Green beans in steam bag
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 Tbls Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper
- Cook green beans in microwave according to package directions
- Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat
- Add in garlic and Lemon zest, cook stirring for about 2 minutes.
- Pour lemon garlic oil over the cook beans, toss and season with salt and pepper to taste.