Really, that pretty much sums it up. If you like Pig, you'll LOVE this.
Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
Recipe slightly adapted from Claire Robinson
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1-2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves, PLUS 4 sprigs rosemary, with hard woody stems
5 large garlic cloves: 2 cloves minced, 3 cloves smashed
2 pork tenderloins, about 1-pound each
6-ish slices bacon, cut in half
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, fresh ground black pepper, chopped rosemary, and minced garlic and mix well. Rub the mustard mixture over the surface of the tenderloins and wrap in plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour (I marinated mine for close to 6 hours).
|Simple ingredients. Strong flavors.|
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
|The bed for the tenderloins|
3. Place rosemary sprigs and smashed garlic in the center of a baking dish. Remove the plastic wrap from the tenderloins and top each with slices of bacon.
|Tucked in with a bacon blanket|
4. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer, inserted in the tenderloins, registers 160 degrees F. Remove from oven when desired doneness is reached and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes on a cutting board before slicing.
|Took this pic with my phone. Not too shabby!|
Yup, a log of tender pork, covered in a bacon blanket. I don't think it gets any better than that!