We had friends coming for dinner and I wanted something nice, healthy and easy. I had a pork tenderloin so I threw together some ingredients for a marinade. I let it marinate for 4 hours before roasting it in the oven. It was really moist and tender and full of flavor. I served it with roasted potatoes and a green salad. It was a big hit with everyone – especially my kids.
- 1⁄2 cups olive oil
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tsp dry mustard
- Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 1-lb. pork tenderloin
Combine all ingredients and marinate for at least 3-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a hot skillet over medium heat, sear each side of tenderloin for 2-3 minutes. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until the meat has reached 160 degrees (check with your meat thermometer because one of mine said 145 degrees for pork and the other said 160 degrees). Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
- Pan scrapings from pork tenderloin
- 1/2 cup of chicken broth
- 2-3 tbsp of pork marinade (thoroughly mixed)
- 1-2 tsp butter
Meanwhile, place the skillet back on the stove over medium heat. Add the chicken broth and scrape up all the browned pieces from the bottom of the pan. Add the marinade and let it boil down for 2-3 minutes. Add the butter and remove from heat stirring until butter has melted. Pour over the pork tenderloin. Enjoy.