Friday, March 19, 2010

Pork and Apple Fajitas

We first had this in a Mexican restaurant near Mount Vernon.
The flavours were so good together that we recreated it at home.

  • 1 large pork tenderloin* or 1 lb. boneless pork
  • 1/3 cup soya sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. sherry
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper cut into strips
  • 1 green pepper cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced from root to stem
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 or 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar (opt.)
  • Tortillas
  • Sour cream, fresh or prepared salsa
  • grated cheese, lettuce and chopped tomatoes.

* I buy pork tenderloins at Costco where they are sold 4 or 5 to a package. They are very lean, are larger than those bought in a supermarket and are reasonably priced. I wrap them individually in waxed paper and freeze them in a ziplock bag so I can take just one out at a time if need be.

  1. Slice pork tenderloin across the grain into thin slices.
  2. In a small ziplock bag, place pork slices, soya sauce, sherry and garlic. Seal and let stand for an hour or so. Remove meat from marinade, reserving a little for later.
  3. Prepare sour cream, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, and warm tortillas. This meal is best served right from the pan.
  4. Heat oil in fry pan and saute` onions and peppers until they begin to carmelize. Remove to a bowl and keep warm.
  5. In same pan, stir fry pork until done, adding a little marinade to moisten it if desired.
  6. In another pan, saute` apple slices in butter and sugar (if desired) just until they soften.
  7. To serve, place a few pork slices on a tortilla, add some peppers and onions and a few apple slices. Top with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Roll up and enjoy.



16 comments:

  1. Bev, I'm always impressed with how you can copy flavors ... taste something and go home and make it. You are a true cook, I can hear it just when you dscribe something you ate. So what DID you eat for your BD? We all got curious!
    I will have to try these fajitas ... very different without the usual Mexican (cummin) flavor.

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  2. Another great recipe using pork tenderloin. I love the addition of apples.

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  3. Apples and pork just go together! You know how to pair flavors.....I know as we have been treated to many wonderful meals around your table. Kathy (MGCC)

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  4. Hi - I live in Bellingham - I'm curious to know which Mexican restaurant had such original food. I'm always on the lookout for new restaurants to try in our area.

    I love this site - thanks for giving me lots of recipe ideas!

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  5. I love pork and the combination here is great! Yum!!! What great fajitas!

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  6. Bev, thanks for posting this. ..it was just suggested to me today that we post more family dinners and I agree. Your fajitas look so good and I also am always impressed that you are so good at duplicating the dishes you enjoy.

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  7. Wow that looks good, whoever decided to put apples with pork is brilliant!

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  8. Okay...I'm off to Costco to pick up some pork tenderloin. Thanks for the tip. This looks so yummy...and if I had pork on hand at the moment...it would be our dinner tonite.

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  9. What a great combo for a fajita! It sounds fabulous.

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  10. WOW! Looks wonderful.

    Tanya
    http://thesamplergirlcooks.blogspot.com/

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  11. What a great twist on fajitas! I've never had apples in tortillas but I'm thinking it's got to be a great combination with the pork...

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  12. So this might be a dumb question, but is the sherry supposed to be sherry wine or sherry vinegar? I heard that this was a great recipe and want to try it this week!

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  13. I use sherry wine but you can use sherry cooking wine or even apple juice if you like

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  14. I love this meal! It is a regular in our house now. I made it for our last dinner club, and it was a huge hit.

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