I really wanted to love this having selected it based on all of the wonderful 5-star reviews. It smelled fabulous as it was roasting and it was very tender and juicy. Unfortunately, it had practically no flavor for us. I'm not a "salter" but I actually had to salt the meat to eat it. I served it with a fabulous pear puree which helped, but nobody in my family appreciated the far too subtle flavors of this dish. I followed the recipe exactly using olive oil for the oil and fresh rosemary. The other seasonings were dried. I used a large vidalia onion for the onion and my mother suggested that maybe a spanish onion would have been better. I'm afraid I would have only tasted the onion in that case. I won't be making this again.
Very easy and delicious. Would be perfect for a dinner party.
Very nice, beautifully cooked pork, seasonings not as interesting as I had hoped. Easy though.
I made a pork roast tonight using your spice list along with the cooking method from Island Pork Tenderloin, and it tasted wonderful! I didn't use the lemon juice this time, but I'll be trying it next time. Thanks for the recipe!
The method, flavor and cooking time were perfect, resulting in a moist and juicy tenderloin full of flavor. Thank you MissNezz for sharing the recipe.
Dec 4, 2008: I love the tenderloin recipes that don't need to marinate & still make it to the plate moist & tender. This recipe was quick, easy & my family loved it. I served it alongside mashed potatoes & steamed veggies. UPDATE: I still make this tenderloin - it's my backup recipe any time I run out of time or need something that can be in the oven in less than 5 minutes. I wanted to post a prettier photo for you. :) Thanks for sharing this must-have recipe, MizzNezz!
My tenderloin came out very tender. The spice mixture turned out pretty well, and it wasn't too overpowering. Kind of a hassle to make, though! Served with corn on the cob and rolls. I will make this again!
I needed a way to make pork tenderloin fast, and this fit the bill perfectly. Great flavor! Thank you!