Juicy Pork Tenderloin

Posted: December 30

Time: 9 hours

Yield: 4 servings

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One fear all home cooks share is that of dry pork; dry pork can ruin your dinnertime plans and dampen the mood. This Juicy Pork Tenderloin ensures that you never have to fear dry pork ever again. Soaked with olive oil and fresh herbs, every bite of Juicy Pork Tenderloin is crisp and tender and moist, full of the natural sweetness that makes pork so delectable. With just a little bit of patience, you'll be serving up pork like a pro.


• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 8 large cloves garlic, chopped • 1/2 cup rosemary, leaves only, coarsely chopped • 2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper • 2 pounds pork tenderloin


Step 1

In a small bowl, stir to combine 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil with the garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Step 2

Rub the oil and herb mixture all over the pork.

Step 3

Transfer the pork and the marinade into a resealable plastic bag, massaging to incorporate the marinade thoroughly.

Step 4

Refrigerate the pork in the bag for at least 8 hours and up to overnight.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 6

Remove the pork from the fridge and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 7

Brush off as much of the marinade as possible.

Step 8

In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering.

Step 9

Add the pork to the skillet until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.

Step 10

Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until golden and a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork reads 140 degrees F, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 11

Remove the pork from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes. The pork should come up to a safe eating temperature of 145 degrees F while it rests.

Step 12

Slice and serve.

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