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When I was challenged by KitchenAid, The Food Network and Chef Geoffrey Zakarian to create a unique, outside of the box apple dish, I was so excited. I LOVE challenges like these especially when working with an ingredient like an apple. It can be a sweet dessert or a savory addition to a main dish. I thought on it a bit and decided that naturally I enjoy apple and pork together. I also love apple and gouda cheese. So why not combine the three?
My resulting dish? A slightly sweet, smoky savory Smoked Stuffed Apple Gouda Pork Tenderloin.
Since it’s summer, we use our smoker outside to cook most of our meats. I thought it’d lend a great flavor to my apple dish and I was right but you could slide it into a new black stainless oven from KitchenAid and have a fab result too!
Making this recipe is actually quite simple but people will think you spent hours preparing it. Simply slice your pork tenderloin thin, layer on the grated apple and gouda, season and roll. Put on to smoke and let ‘er cook.
Done! The apple softens just a bit during the smoking process but does not get mushy while the cheese melts to a gooey yumminess. I decided to season only with salt and pepper to let the natural flavors shine through.
I served it up with a simple salad of greens, saute’d mushrooms and apple slices along with my Citrus Whiskey Cocktail. DELISH!
Now it’s YOUR turn.
What kind of dish would YOU
create to celebrate the amazing apple?
Enter the Food Network and KitchenAid apple recipe challenge for your chance to win:
“Food Network Kitchens will select the top 4 recipe submissions and the 4 finalist will win a trip for 2 to NYC to push their limits in a live cook-off to cook their dish to be judged by FN chef Geoffrey Zakarian.
1 winner will receive the grand prize of a suite of KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel Appliances and a private cooking lesson with Geoffrey Zakarian.”
*Contest Dates: 8/17 – 9/14
What apple dish would you make for the #KitchenAidContest?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchenAid. The opinions and text are all mine.