Segregation in the oven
October 24, 2012 4:29 PM Subscribe
Help needed on my first tenderloin. My apples touched my pork! Now what?
posted by routergirl to food & drink (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am making this
tonight, and one of the things it says is not to let the apples touch the pork or each other. This is my first foray into pork tenderloin (unless you count putting it in a crockpot with root beer and later pulling it and covering it in BBQ, which isn't science, seriously). So...my pork is done and my apples are done, and it all looks delicious, but it just hit me: The not touching thing, is that so they roast better or for some safety issue? I know raw pork is scary stuff, but after cooking this in a 500 degree oven for 15 min...surely all danger is gone?
Looked this up, but just found a bunch of other recipes for pork tenderloin that include not letting veggies, potatoes or other things touch the pork while cooking. So maybe it's a Thing?