Anyone else as ready for it to be Friday as I am??? Goodness, what a long week. At least it’s been a productive one. One of the most productive things I did was re-signup at the gym. I’ve made a pact with myself. I MUST go at least twice a week! 3 days would be preferable but I will not beat up on myself if its just 2.
Wish me luck.
I have to admit – I’ve never been one to cook many pork tenderloins. Mainly because they always seem dry.
But alas! I have found one that is not!!!
I made it this past weekend and even though my “pan sauce” separated and didn’t’ thicken as it should – it was still yummo!!
The tenderloin went great with mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts!
The marinade is just awesome. I think I might try it with chicken.
Recipe adapted from Chef Mommy.
Marinade (I need a good name for this)
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsely (I used dried because it was all I had)
- 2 tsp dry mustard
- Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
(Mine marinated all day)
I think the longer the better.
Take the pork from marinade and sear all sides for 2-3 minutes in hot skillet over medium-high heat.
Place in baking dish with several tablespoons of the marinade (from the bag – not the reserved marinade) and bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.
To make the pan sauce (or try in my case)
Take the skillet you seared your pork in and deglaze with ½ cup chicken broth. Add the reserved marinade and let boil down for 2-3 minutes. Add 1-2 teaspoons of butter (oops! I think thats where I messed up – I did tablespoons). Stir until melted. Pour over sliced pork.
Do you see all the extra butter floating around??? How could you not?!
A little extra butter never hurt anyone……..
Toss with extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt and fresh ground pepper. Place on a foil lined baking dish.
Roast for 20 minutes at 415°.
Turn them 1-2 times during that time.
I like mine a little black and crispy.
Right now would be a great time to sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese!
Even with the ugly looking pan sauce this meal was a winner!
Will definitely make again!
On another note – it’s always great to have these nice meals with all the different ingredients, but I gotta tell you – that grilled cheese sandwich that I made tonight (with plain old white sandwich bread, a cheese slice and butter) was like a little slice of heaven after a long day. I finished it up with Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk straight from the carton, in my pajamas, watching the first college football game of the season. I am one happy, happy girl. 🙂