Easy Weeknight Meals: The Ultimate Recipe for Tenderloin of Pork
Pork tenderloin. It’s practically a no-fail dish, so easy to cook when done correctly, and, of course, absolutely delicious. Today, we’re introducing you to some of the ultimate recipes for tenderloin of pork on nocrumbsleft that will be perfect for those busy evenings when you want to whip up a mouthwatering, satisfying dinner without spending hours in the kitchen. Let’s go!
Important things to know before making any recipe for tenderloin of pork.
Pork tenderloin is simple. It’s great for a weeknight dinner! It’s delicious as a main course, but it’s also amazing in a salad or a sandwich, so it makes a spectacular leftover.
How to shop for pork tenderloin.
Tenderloin of pork is one of the leanest, most tender cuts. Choose a nice pink piece, and remember: although it’s naturally very lean, where there’s fat, there’s flavor. It will be crispy outside and juicy inside!
How to infuse lots of flavor into pork tenderloin.
Stuffing it with a few ingredients helps keep it juicy and infuses it with goodness, whether you’re roasting, sautéing, grilling, or braising.
And pork tenderloin lends itself to a world of different seasonings. Here are just a few: bay leaf, red cabbage, ancho chile peppers, prune, cilantro, figs, garlic, ginger, lime, mustard, sage, soy sauce, and thyme. Just pierce it and add your spice combination.
What temperature to cook pork tenderloin?
In the past, it was thought that pork should be well done. But the contemporary suggestion is that if you want delicious pork, cook it to medium rare.
Our Top Picks: Delectable Pork Tenderloin Recipes
Here’s some valuable guidance from my friend Rose, who’s one of the best cooks I know: “I sear my pork tenderloin and then make slits and stuff with fresh parsley, fresh garlic, and a piece of pecorino Romano in each slit. Then I finish on top of the stove, braised with potatoes, onions, and carrots. It was on my mom’s weekly rotation.”
How to Make Spiced Pork Tenderloin
This Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal. Not to mention, it makes the best leftovers!
Roasted Pork Loin, Apples, and Parsnip Puree
I took a page from Hugh Acheson’s new cookbook, The Broad Fork, and made his pork tenderloin with roasted apples and parsnip puree. We loved what he did but modified ours to make it Whole30 compliant.
Whole30 Pork Tenderloin with Romesco Sauce
This delicious Pork Tenderloin served with Romesco Sauce is easy, delicious, and great for dinner, a leftover breakfast, or lunch the day after. If you’ve never tried pork tenderloin, it’s an absolute must-do.
Whole30 Winter Feast with Pork Tenderloin
Gorgeous carrots and onions, juicy pork tenderloin, and crispy smashed potatoes. What could be better for a mid-winter feast? This is pork tenderloin with a twist because we are making an indoor kabob perfect for fall cooking! The trick to this dish is the amazing marinade.
Revamp Your Leftovers: Creative and Mouthwatering Ways to Repurpose Pork Tenderloin.
What to make with pork tenderloin leftovers.
Does anyone else make food sometimes just for the leftovers? I am totally guilty of this, especially regarding pork tenderloin leftovers! You can make many things, from a grain bowl to a salad to a sandwich. Let’s go!
Click here to see what Teri makes with pork tenderloin leftovers.
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