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Caramelized Pork and Sweet Potatoes

Real Simple APRIL 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Other: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 2 pork tenderloins, halved (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total), 4 skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves, or 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet (4 pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice from 1 orange

Preparation

Heat oven to 450° F. Lightly coat 2 baking pans with vegetable cooking spray. In a bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with the oil. Arrange in a single layer on one of the baking pans; sprinkle with half the rosemary. Place in the oven and cook until tender, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, season each side of the meat or fish with the salt and a few grinds of pepper, spread with the mustard, then sprinkle with the sugar and the remaining rosemary; arrange on the second baking pan. Place in the oven. Roast 20 minutes for the pork or chicken, or 10 minutes for the salmon, turning once, until cooked through. Check the potatoes for tenderness; let them cook longer if necessary. Arrange the potatoes on 4 plates and top with the meat or fish; cover to keep warm. Place the baking pan used for the meat or fish over medium heat on top of the stove; add the orange juice and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over the meat or fish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 47mg
  • Calories: 397
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 111mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 41mg
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 577mg
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