Tenderloins come from the loin part of the pig, along the back, the same place as the pork chops. As a matter of fact, if the tenderloins aren’t removed and packaged on their own, there is a bit of tenderloin in each center cut pork chop. How cool is that?
I researched a little on how to cook it and what seasonings to use, and I found a recipe that favored butter and garlic.
I’m pretty sure anything with butter and garlic will be mouth watering.
You try it and see what you think. 😋
Butter and Garlic Pork Tenderloin
- 1 baking pan that fits the tenderloin
- 1 meat thermometer with long wire (so probe is in the oven and screen is outside the oven for monitoring)
- 1 pork tenderloin about 1.5lbs
- 2 tbsp oil or bacon grease
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp each of basil, oregano, thyme, parsley and sage
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Thaw 1 frozen pork tenderloin completely.
- Cover both sides of the tenderloin with salt.
- In a large pan with heated oil or grease, sear the outside of the tenderloin for about 5 minutes on each side on medium to low heat. Outside should be a nice brown.
- Put the tenderloin in a baking pan and cover with the spices.
- Cut the butter into thins slices and cover the tenderloin.
- Put your meat thermometer in the thickest part of the meat.
- Cover the baking dish and put in 350 degree oven.
- Watch meat temperature and remove from oven when it reaches 145 degrees.
- Let meat rest, covered, for about 5 minutes to retain juices. Temperature will rise about 5 degrees, that's fine.
- Remove cover, slice meat against the grain and enjoy with potatoes or vegetables!
A peek at our week, end of January 2022
We are working to stay warm here this week.
Brr…this picture just looks cold.
Perhaps I should frame it and display it in July when cooler weather is a distant memory and perceived impossibility….mental air conditioner. 🤔
Even though it’s cold, we decided to go to Red Wing for a day this past weekend. It was so relaxing to see different things for even just a short time.
Hopefully we can go back sometime during the warmer months and climb “Barn Bluff” in the picture above. It was a pretty town in the snow, but I’ll bet it’s just beautiful with everything green!
For the last few years, the kids have asked to go ice-skating. We have gone several times at a local lake. But I’ve thought…we have land…and water…surely we can make something here! It seems the low spots are in areas that need to have tractors/cars over them or where the hoses can’t reach. However, the other day I happened to look at the pig wallow area and wonder if it would work. At the time of the year, the pigs aren’t using it!
We’ve added water a couple times now….we’ll see how it goes. 😉