Today’s blog entry comes to you because I had ingredients, but no specific recipe to follow. A quick search on our industrious Pinterest turned up “The Most Awesome Pork Tenderloin Ever.” And who wouldn’t want that?
- 1 package of pork tenderloins (2–2.5 lbs), there should be two small tenderloins in the package
- 6 garlic cloves, sliced in half lengthwise
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 4 Tbsp honey (which is ¼ cup, so …)
- 2 Tbsp orange juice
- 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 tsp pepper
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
Preheat your oven to 350º, and spray an 11” x 17” baking dish with cooking spray. Use a sharp knife to poke 6 holes along the topside of each of the tenderloins going about an inch deep. Push a sliver of garlic into each hole and place the tenderloins in the baking dish.
While I wouldn’t say it gave it a glaze on top, I will say the caramelization of the sauce was somewhat reminiscent of a balsamic reduction. I scraped up all the browned bits and whisked this together to drizzle over the sliced meat.
Thinly slice the tenderloins and transfer to a serving dish or plates. Drizzle the marinade from the pan over the sliced pork medallions and enjoy!
Stars: My family gives this recipe a full 5 stars. The instructions were spot on, and the flavor is precisely what it claims to be … the most awesome pork tenderloin ever. There’s an Italian restaurant near our house that serves a really great pork tenderloin dish, and it’s $18 per plate. This beats their recipe hands down, and when you can top a restaurant while keeping costs down by making a home-cooked meal, everyone wins!