Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is from Bakespace.com, credited to Culinaryalchemist. It truly is my favorite way to prepare tenderloin; then plate the slices on a bed of mixed small leaf greens. Make sure and fix the garlic-infused olive oil at least the day before; prep time does not include this. It never seems to matter if the tenderloin is bigger or smaller. With the help of a meat thermometer to watch the internal temp, it comes out tender and just a bit pink everytime. Leftover oil is good to use for any other dish; just remove the garlic cloves and store as usual.
- 2 lbs pork tenderloin
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh sage, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground pepper
- 3 or 4 days before (or at least 24-hrs), put oil and garlic in a small jar.
- Cover and let "infuse" at room temperature.
- Combine finely chopped herbs with salt & pepper on a platter.
- Rub tenderloin down with garlic-infused oil.
- Roll tenderloin in herb mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
- Pre-heat oven to 400°.
- Heat 2 T of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear tenderloin on all sides until golden brown.
- Move to a baking dish.
- Cook in oven 10-15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140°.
- Once removed from the oven, it will continue to cook & reach 145-150°.
- Let rest 15 minutes, slice & serve.
This was a wonderful way to roast a pork tenderloin, but the garlic and herbs were too strong for my family's taste buds. But it was easy to prepare and quite tasty, so I will make it again and just reduce the herbs and garlic by half. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Elisabetta47. Made for the Spring 2014 Pick-A-Chef event.
Delicious and so easy. 5 stars by any scale. Needed 10 minutes more cooking time - could just be me. Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely as wonderful as I dreamed it would be! Terrific flavor and a recipe that will be made again and again. Thanks Elisabetta47 for sharing your great recipes. Please post many more of them. Made for SPRING PAC 2010