Herb Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin

I've been on the hunt for healthy recipes lately, and I happened to stumble on this gem. It's an herb garlic marinated pork tenderloin. The moment I tasted this- wow! It was love at first bite. Not only did it incorporate my strict low salt diet, but with a little Basin Blend, it has such an amazing flavor that had me going back for seconds.

This recipe needs to marinate, so this is one you could start before work and then pop it in the oven that evening for dinner. 

Check out the recipe below!

Ingredients

• 2 Lemons
• 1 cup Extra virgin olive oil
• 6 tbsp Basin Blend Lemon Pepper 
• 6 cloves of garlic
• 1 ½ tbsp minced rosemary
• 1 tbsp chopped thyme
• 2 tsp Dijon mustard
• Kosher salt
• 3 pork tenderloins (about 1 lb ea)

Directions

Start by zesting the lemon and squeeze the juice. Then, in a 1-gallon resealable container, combine the lemon zest, juice, and olive oil. Add the rosemary, thyme, mustard, and Lemon Pepper seasoning. You can optionally add 2 teaspoons of salt here as well. 

Add the pork tenderloins and rotate to fully cover with the marinade, then seal the container and allow them to marinate for a few hours or overnight. 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. When the tenderloins are finished marinating, remove them from the marinade, keeping any herbs that cling to the meat. Optionally sprinkle with salt and pepper- this will help to absorb some of the moisture of the marinade and distribute the flavor around the meat.

Simmer 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large, cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork on all sides until golden brown, then place the skillet in the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes or until the thickest part of the meat reaches 165 degrees F. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

And just to round out the meal for a totally balanced dinner, I served mine with green beans and a serving of quinoa. I was floored when I tasted it for the first time, but leave a comment below and let me know what you think about it!

 

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