Pork Tenderloin With Sage & Marsala Sauce

Recipe by CC G
READY IN: 40mins




  • Making the fried sage leaves, if using:
  • Pour enough olive oil in a heavy skillet to cover bottom by about 1/8 inch and heat over medium heat until oil shimmers. Add the sage leaves in a single layer and fry until brittle but still a bright green color with no browning, 15-30 seconds. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and sprinkle with salt.
  • Cook the pork:
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 375°F Season the pork tenderloin with the salt and pepper and rub in evenly with the pink peppercorns, if using.
  • Heat 1 tablespoons of the butter and the oil in a 10 inch ovenproof skillet or straight-sided saute pan over medium-high heat. Put the pork in the pan and sear it until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the meat reads 140 F, 10-15 minutes. Move the pork to a cutting board and tent loosely with foil.
  • Pour off and discard most of the fat left in the skillet. Set the skillet over medium-high heat and add the Marsala. Bring to a vigorous simmer, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to lossen any browned bits. Simmer until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Off the heat, add the remaining 1 Tbsp of butter and chopped sage. Swirl or stir the sauce until the butter melts.
  • Slice the pork into 12 pieces, arrange them on a platter, and pour the hot pan sauce over the meat Garnish with the fried sage leaves, if using.
  • Enjoy!