Need Pork Tenderloin Recipe for baking or broiling
I'm planning pork tenderloin for dinner tomorrow. Should I marinate? What's your favorite recipe? Every time I've make it previously, it has been too well done. I'd like it cooked medium to medium rare. How do I do it?
epicurious has a recipe for island pork tenderloin salad that is yummy (and I often just make the pork)
My favorite pork tenderloin recipe comes from White Dog Cafe Cookbook. No need to marinate the meat -- sear on the stove and then finish in the oven. Serve w/ creamy juniper apple sauce. To avoid overcooking, use a probe thermometer set to 148 degrees. Remove from oven, tent meat loosely w/ foil and let rest 5-10 mins.
Make a sauce w/ 4 T butter, 2 thinly sliced shallots, 5 juniper berries (crushed w/ knife), 2 bay leaves, good pinch of dried thyme (or 2 t fresh if you have it). Cook about 5 minutes, then raise heat and add 1 c. apple cicer, and boil until reduced by half. Stir in 1/2 c. heavy cream and reduce, stirring until thickened. Keep warm while you cook the pork. (I just leave covered on top of stove w/ heat off)
Heat 2 T olive oil in oven-proof skillet until very hot (not smoking). Put S&P on pork. Sear tenderloin to brown on all sides. Peel, core and cut up 1 large apple, and scatter around pork. Put skillet in 400 degree oven and cook 10 minutes or so until proper temp.
Slice pork and serve w/ sauce. Yum!
Goes great w/ sauteed savoy or napa cabbage w/ pancetta and oyster mushrooms.
i found one on allrecipes that I am making later this week, it is with sage and cooked on a bed of white beans.