Easy Entertaining #11: Bistro-Style Pork Tenderloin with Herbs

Turn a basic pork tenderloin into something special!

Herb Marinade: 

  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 t. kosher salt 

  • 2 T. olive oil 

  • juice of ½ lemon 

  • 2 t. fresh oregano, chopped 

  • 2 T. Dijon mustard 

  • pork tenderloin 

  • 2 T. olive oil 

  • ½ c. dry white wine 

1. Prepare herb marinade: Throughly mix minced garlic and salt into small bowl. Add  olive oil, lemon juice, oregano and mustard. Mix well and set aside. 

Preheat oven to 425 degress. 

2. On medium high heat, add 2 T. olive oil in a large oven-proof pan. When pan is hot, place pork into pan. Brown well on one side. (This should take no more than 5 minutes.) Remove pan from heat and spoon herb marinade on browned side of the tenderloin. Place the pan (with the pork still in it) into the oven. Roast for 20 minutes, until internal temp is 145 degrees. (Make sure to use a pot holder to grab the handle of the pan!) Remove pork from pan and set it on a carving board. 

3. Place pan back on a medium-high heat. Add white wine and begin stirring to deglaze the pan. Continue cooking the pan sauce for 5-10 minutes, until it reduces and becomes the consistancy of a sauce. 

4. Slice the pork and spoon the pan sauce over the top. Garnish with any leftover sprigs of oregano.

Bistro-Style Pork Tenderloin with Herbs pdf