Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Anti-Chicken Fingers Movement - Lemon Oregano Pork Tenderloin with Lemon Jus

I had a wonderful visit with my mom a couple of weeks ago!  We had such a great time and she was so helpful with the kids - it definitely showed me what I was missing by not living close to her.  While she was here, she kept talking about this new recipe she found. By the end of her visit, she decided to just go ahead and make it for us and everyone loved it.

Lemon Oregano Pork Tenderloin with Lemon Jus 

1 t oregano

½ T lemon zest

¼ t freshly ground pepper

1/8 t salt

1 Pork Tenderloin

1 T + 1 teaspoon olive oil

Lemon Jus

½ cup chicken broth

1 T lemon juice

1 T oregano

1/8 t sugar

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Preheat oven at 375.  Rub tenderloin with herb mixture and 1 t olive oil. Heat remaining oil in skillet over med-high heat.  Add pork tenderloin and sear until browned, 2 min on each side.  Remove to roasting pan.  Roast for 45 minutes or to 145 degrees on meat thermometer (for medium doneness.)  Take out of oven and let rest.

While pork is resting, combine jus ingredients and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Boil 8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.  Slice pork, and serve jus over it. 

Buon Appetito!


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