Pork Tenderloin With Garlic Rosemary and Bacon

Recipe by SusieQusie
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Trim all silver skin from pork tenderloin & cut 4 shallow slits in the surface. Push in garlic clove halves. Rub meat with olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper.
  • Line a baking sheet with a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. Place a baking rack on the foil and lay out the bacon slices.
  • Center the tenderloin across the bacon and arrange rosemary sprigs over the top.
  • Wrap bacon slices around the meat and rosemary, securing with toothpicks if necessary. Try to cover as much of the rosemary as possible so it doesn't burn when roasting.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Remove meat from fridge and place in oven still wrapped. Roast for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes more or until internal temp reaches 150-155º. Don't overcook it - the temp will rise about 5º-10º more from carry-over cooking after you take it out of the oven. Your goal temp is ~160º. The meat may look faintly pink in the center but it is done if the juices run clear.
  • Remove from oven and pour off pan drippings to a small saucepan. Loosely rewrap meat with the foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk the cornstarch into pan drippings, heating and stirring until thickened. Add salt to taste and more pepper if you want.
  • Remove toothpicks, bacon and rosemary from meat and discard. (My bacon wasn't uniformly crisp. If yours is, feel free to crumble it into the sauce.).
  • Slice pork at an angle into thin slices. Serve with the gravy.