Herb Encrusted Pork Tenderloin

Pork is just so incredibly under-rated. I love it. This is my recipe for Herb Encrusted Pork Tenderloin. This is a pretty easy main dish to put together and it’s mouth watering and tender. My fiancé just loves this! So without further ado, here’s the recipe.

Feeds: 4-6, Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 45 minHerb Encrusted Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 center cut pork tenderloin
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh rosemary (pull out any woody stems)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 cup grainy brown mustard (get the really good stuff!)
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 dash olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Chop Herbs

Step 1: Sear the Meat

Heat about 4 tbsp olive oil in a skillet, non-stick is best. Salt and pepper the outside of the pork, all the way around. Just barely sear all sides of the meat for about 10-15 seconds per side. Then, take it out of the pan and set it in a baking dish away from the heat.

Step 2: Prepare the Sauce

Chop up all the herbs very finely. In a small mixing bowl, add the herbs, mustard, white wine, garlic, and whatever olive oil is left in the skillet. If there’s less than about 3 tbsp of oil, add a little more. Mix it all into a thick paste like in the photo (bottom left).Cover the Pork Tenderloin

Step 3: Cover & Cook the Meat

Cover the pork on all sides with a very thick coating of the sauce. It’s OK to use your hands. Pour whatever is left around the sides. Cover with a piece of foil and cook at 300°F for about forty five minutes or until your meat thermometer says 150°.
Pork Tenderloin

Step 4: Serve

Take it out of the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then serve it whole or slice it into medallions that are about 1/4-1/2″ thick. Add a little of that sauce over the top and serve it. I really think this goes well with steamed veggies and a little angel hair pasta with white sauce. With all the strong flavors in the sauce, be sure that your side dishes don’t compete with it!

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