Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pork Tenderloin

This is an  easy piece of meat, one that I have often sniffed at, skeptically, and avoided.
Was it the cost? The strange shape?

For some reason I slipped it in my shopping cart. 

Season a pork tenderloin (1-2 lbs) or two with garlic salt, pepper, sprinkle with dried or
chopped fresh rosemary.  Grate the zest of one small lemon over it.  Let sit on your counter for
an hour to absorb the seasonings.  Place, fat side down, on a tin foil lined roasting pan,  in a 400 degree oven for thirty minutes.  Remove from oven, turn fat side up, return to oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.(Five to fifteen minutes).
Remove and let rest, another 5 to 10 minutes.
On your  platter or cutting board, slice cross-wise to thickness you deem fit.  Serve with whatever delights you, macaroni and cheese, ratatouille, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes.  A dream in seasoning and tenderness.


  1. again; I miss meat

    btw: I sent you an e-mail

  2. I don't know, I guess it's the shape that bothers me -- it bothers me a lot. It's like something out of that Helen Mirren movie, The cook, the thief, and whoever else.

  3. But maybe that's just me. Even buying an English hothouse cucumber makes me blush.

  4. I'm not much of a meat eater, but we have this from time to time. It doesn't offend me.

  5. Okay, blogger is being nice to me now.
    God only knows for how long. PA: Vegetables soon, I promise! AH: Didn't see the movie, but I've got a queasy feeling. Helen Mirren is actually kinda odd--btw have you seen Les Enfants Terribles? Just wonderin'
    And goddess M, how do you prepare your tenderloin?
    (Maybe it's the name, via San Francisco)

    1. Again, no comments box. But I can reply to other peoples' comments, so yay! I don't know what's up with Blogger. A lot of comment weirdness lately.

      I remember a Tenderloin sandwich at the drive-in A&W in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. I used to visit my cousins there when I was a teenager and I always wanted to get that sandwich. I don't think it was what you're talking about, though.

  6. I love all of your recipes! But you already know that.

  7. Wish all my teachers were as cute as you!