Quick & Easy Incredible Italian Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is quick, easy and most important, it's DELICIOUS! You can make it with minimal ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen (always a bonus)! Before making this, I had only ever cooked pork tenderloin in my slow cooker. Now that I know how quickly it can come together with the roasting method, I will be making it this way again, and again! The method of piercing the tenderloin with a fork and searing it, produces a delicious crust and fantastic flavourful, juicy and tender meat, without the time it takes to marinade!

I am new to this whole blogging thing, so there aren't a whole lot of pictures to show in this post, but I promise I am going to work on that and next recipe post there will be more detailed pictures of the process of making it/ingredients used, and not just the end result; so STAY TUNED for that! For now, you get to see the end result, as well as the two different ways that I served the tenderloin - one freshly cooked (with the side salad), and the other as leftovers (with the cauliflower rice medley). Now let's get to the good stuff!

Quick & Easy Incredible Italian Roasted Pork Tenderloin

All You Need:

1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp T&A Spice Co. Incredible Italian
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp oil, use one with a high smoke point (I used avocado oil)
1 pork tenderloin (approx 1.5 lbs)

All You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F with the rack in the middle.
2. Trim the tenderloin of  fat and any silver skin and pat dry with a paper towel. Pierce the tenderloin all over with a fork and rub with 1 tbsp of the oil.
3. Combine all of the seasonings and then sprinkle on both sides of the meat, rub it into the meat as you go. until evenly coated.
4. Heat the remaining tbsp of oil over med-high heat in a large oven-safe pan (such as cast iron or a dutch oven). Once oil is hot, add the tenderloin and sear/brown on all sides, for a total of 6 minutes.
5. Transfer the oven-safe pan into the oven and bake uncovered at 400℉ for 13-15 mins, flipping the tenderloin over once, at the halfway point. Bake until the centre of the tenderloin reaches at least 160℉, then transfer to a cutting board and let the tenderloin rest for 5-10 mins before slicing into medallions and serving.
6. Enjoy!

I served my portion by drizzling the pan drippings over top of my meat, right before serving (as well as drizzling it over the leftovers before refrigerating). It is absolutely delicious on its own, but if you like BBQ, HP or Apple sauce with your pork, I'm sure you'll love it with this as well 💕