Growing Chefs! Ontario Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a very quick cooking cut of meat that lends itself very well to a marinade. Our simple version has an herb crust, but try it wrapped in prosciutto or bacon to really step it up!
Difficulty
Intermediate
Yield
Serves 8
Ingredients
4 pork tenderloins, about 3 lbs1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs, chopped (such as thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage)2 cloves garlic2 tablespoons honey1/2 cup olive oil1/4 cup grainy mustard Salt to taste Pepper to taste
Equipment
Measuring spoonsMeasuring cupsMixing bowls of various sizesWooden spoonMedium potWhiskStrainerCutting boardWire rackChef’s knifeBaking sheetParchment paperTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

To prepare pork tenderloin, remove silverskin and any excess fat from the meat.

Finely mince half a cup of freshly chopped herbs.

With a rasp, finely grate the garlic. Alternatively, chop finely with a chef’s knife.

Mix together garlic with fresh herbs, grainy dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, garlic, and a good pinch of salt.

Rub the pork tenderloins with the herby dijon mixture and leave to marinade for 30 minutes, but 2 – 3 hours is better.

Get Cooking!

Preheat the oven to 400ªF. Preheat the cast iron skillet on a stove top over medium high heat.

Add a splash of oil to the pan, and when glistening add the pork tenderloins. Cook on all sides until the pork is slightly browned, turning as needed.

Transfer the skillet to the oven. Cook until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meat reaches 160°F.

Let the pork rest for 1015 minutes, then slice into 1 inch pieces on a diagonal.