Need a main course that’s sure to please most everyone at the table, simple to make and not chicken? Then this pork tenderloin is something you must try. Often found on sale, a tenderloin is not only an economical choice, but it’s so versatile you can create whatever flavor blend you want according to your preferences. This recipe includes simple ingredients that combine to make a tender, juicy main course that only looks complicated.
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, plain
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 Cup flour
- 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning (more to taste if needed)
- salt/pepper, to taste
- Fresh rosemary twigs (optional)
- Cast iron skillet (or any oven proof skillet)
- Heat olive oil in skillet on med-hi heat / preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Trim any excess fat from the pork tenderloin and pat dry
- Generously cover tenderloin with seasonings, salt, and pepper
- Dust tenderloin with flour – covering completely in a thin, yet full layer
- Sear tenderloin on all sides until golden brown (roughly 1 – 2 min on each side)
- When all sides are browned, place skillet in oven for 30 – 45 min, or until pork reaches 145+ degrees when thermometer is inserted in center of tenderloin. (Ass rosemary twigs after 20 minutes if using)
- Rest meat for at least 5 – 10 minutes before slicing
Bonus tip: You may want to cover the skillet with a piece of foil to prevent oil spatters in the oven.