Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin


Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 pork tenderloin 2-3 lbs.
  • 1 - 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Trim the pork tenderloin well, remove the “silver skin” and any trim-able fat.
  • Salt and pepper all sides of the tenderloin.
  • Pour 2 tsp. of oil in oven safe pan over medium-high heat and let it come just to the smoking point.
  • Brown all sides of the tenderloin for approximately 2 1/2 - 3 minutes per side.
  • While browning, crush 2 cloves garlic and add to 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small bowl.
  • When browning is done, remove from heat and coat with the olive oil/garlic mixture.
  • Roast the pork in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until a thermometer reads an internal temp of 140-150 degrees. About 15-20 minutes.
  • Tent lightly with foil and rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing on the bias (diagonally) and serving.
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