Pork tenderloin with squash and grapes



Step 1

Place the oven rack on the top third. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. On a rimmed baking sheet or pan, toss squash with 3 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast squash until tender, about 15 minutes.

Step 2

In the meantime, slice pork tenderloin lengthwise, stopping short of the other side so it remains attached. Open it from the middle as you would a book. Brush the pork with olive oil. Season with paprika, 1½ teaspoons salt, and a generous amount of black pepper.

Step 3

Remove squash from the oven. Turn it to broil. Using a spoon, push the squash to the edges of the baking pan. Nestle the pork in the center. Add the grapes around the pork and return to the oven. Broil for 8 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the pork registers 145 to 150 degrees F. Tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes. Slice pork, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.

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