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Elegant and Affordable: Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Garlic

Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Garlic

Pork Tenderloin is a great option when entertaining a small group of guests.  (Assuming that they all eat pork).  The tenderloin offers quite a bit of variety when it comes to marinating, rubbing, seasoning, glazing, etc.  They also are reasonably priced when you consider how many servings you can get out of it.

Rosemary and garlic are always a great pairing when it comes to pork.  This recipe from Cooking Light Magazine is a simple but very flavorful dish — and it doesn’t take long at all to prepare!

The tenderloin is paired with our delicious Caramelized Carrots.

Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Garlicmodified from Cooking Light Magazine

  • 2 Tbs rosemary, finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

Combine rosemary and garlic to create a paste.

Make several 1/2 inch deep slits in the pork.  Place about half the rosemary mixture in the slits.

Rub pork with remaining rosemary mixture.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Place pork on a jelly pan coated with cooking spray.  Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of pork.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until thermometer registers 160 degrees (or desired degree of doneness).

Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting into 1/4 inch slices.

25 comments on “Elegant and Affordable: Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Garlic

  1. Cynthia
    March 5, 2013

    Great recipe, pork and rosemary are great together.

  2. Sarah
    March 5, 2013

    I love pork, but have always been to scared to make a pork tenderloin. This recipe sounds delicious, so I may just have to try it soon!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 6, 2013

      Thanks Sarah. I really think you’d enjoy cooking this recipe… it really is a snap 🙂

  3. Valentina
    March 5, 2013

    The colors are inviting and appetizing and the recipe is great.

  4. I love any recipe with rosemary involved…favorite herb!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. adinparadise
    March 5, 2013

    This sounds really easy and very tasty. I love pork recipes. Thanks so much…..copied and pasted. 🙂

  6. Daniela
    March 5, 2013

    I love the combination of pork,rosemary and Garlic!
    Sounds and looks delicious 🙂

  7. tableofcolors
    March 6, 2013

    Reminds me of Sunday dinner as a kid and the pleasing scent that came from the oven.

  8. gotasté
    March 6, 2013

    Oh Kenley. This looks so good. I am longing to try pork with rosemary. And I can still remember your recipe for the delicious carrots too. I am really really hungry now.

  9. petit4chocolatier
    March 6, 2013

    The top of this is incredible! The tastes must have been amazing. And the aroma of the house! You inspired me to use cracked black pepper all the time now 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 7, 2013

      Oh I love hearing that! Cracked pepper is one of my top 5 favorite ingredients…so nice to hear that I’ve inspired you 🙂

  10. Valentina
    March 6, 2013

    Kenley, go to my blog, you have been nominated for the Liebster Award. Enjoy it and you day.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 7, 2013

      Thanks so much Valentina! That’s so sweet. I really appreciate the recognition! 🙂

      • Valentina
        March 7, 2013

        My pleasure, enjoy it.

  11. Time With Thea
    March 10, 2013

    I love pork tenderloin because it is so tasty and so easy to cook. I am always looking for new ideas about how to prepare it. Thanks!

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