This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is flavorful, juicy, and easy enough to prepare, so that you can really enjoy this anytime!
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Growing up we didn’t eat pork tenderloin, it just wasn’t something that my mother prepared for us. I didn’t get my first introduction until we moved to Florida, and my mother found a pre-seasoned one at the local grocery store. I don’t know if it was the choice of seasoning that the grocery store or the tenderloin itself, but I truly didn’t eat it again, or even try to prepare it myself until last winter.
I picked up a tenderloin on a whim, because it was on sale, and I was browsing the meat department for something for dinner. We were chickend out. And I didn’t want another evening of spaghetti or tacos. <—- You’d think we’d try a lot of different recipes with me being a food blogger, but that’s actually not the case at all. We only try a couple of new recipes a week.
Anyway. I came home and scoured the internet for recipe ideas. I didn’t have time for the crock pot. The recipe I actually chose turned out horribly. It was from a well known magazine that carries nothing but recipes. Ya know, this is not the first time that a recipe turned out absolutely terrible from this magazine. And, as of today, I have yet to grab another recipe from there. If I see one another recipe food blog sharing those two particular recipes, I won’t even make it. Two recipes that even the dogs wouldn’t eat (true story).
So, how did I end up with the one I would eat? Well, you read that was round two with the pork tenderloin for me. I almost didn’t ever buy another one. However, I did see a recipe that sounded amazing, one that I really did want to try out with this cut of meat. I had tried recipes from Natashas Kitchen before, and they always tasted so good, and turned out so great. So, I thought why the heck not! I’m glad I did too, because this one is tasty!
What kitchen essentials did I use to make this dish possible?
Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Pork Tenderloin
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all of your spices, and set aside
Trim the excess fat and shiny skin from the tenderloin, and dry with a paper towel.
Rub with one tablespoon of the extra virgin olive oil.
Rub your spice mixture all over, making sure to coat the entire tenderloin.
Heat an oven proof skillet over high heat, with the remaining olive oil.
Once your pan is hot, place your tenderloin in the pan, rotating to each side, about every 5 to 6 minutes. You want to make sure that you establish a nice crust on all the sides.
Once you've done that, place in your preheated oven, and bake for 15 to 17 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Bake until the center reaches 150 degrees.
Allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.