I know what you are thinking, that is a pretty big name for a pork tenderloin recipe. But this recipe really did result in the best pork tenderloin I have ever had in my life! (And I have eaten pork tenderloins, prepared in many different ways in my lifetime.) The flavors from the marinade are incredible and they seem to seep their way into the meat, it was super moist since you cook the tenderloins right in the sauce, and it was cooked absolutely perfect. My husband and I could not get enough. We each ate over a half pound of pork and chowed down on the cold leftovers for lunch the next day. The flavors are sweet, tangy, and garlicky. Awesome, awesome, and more awesome. If you are looking to mix things up in the kitchen I highly recommend you give this recipe a try. Your mind will be blown and your palette and belly happy.
1 package of pork tenderloins (2–2.5 lbs), there should be two small tenderloins in the package
6 garlic cloves, sliced in half lengthwise
1/4 c soy sauce
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
4 tbsp honey
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tsp pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 350º.
- Spray an 11” x 17” baking dish with cooking spray.
- Use a sharp knife to poke 6 holes along the topside of each of the tenderloins going about an inch deep.
- Push a sliver of garlic into each hole and place the tenderloins in the baking dish.
- In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, mustard, honey, juice, rosemary, pepper, and olive oil.
- Pour the marinade over the tenderloins.
- Bake uncovered for 45 minutes basting every 7–10 minutes. This gives the tenderloins a delicious glaze over the top.
- Transfer the tenderloins to a large cutting board and allow them to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
- Thinly slice the tenderloins and transfer to a serving dish or plates.
- Drizzle the marinade from the pan over the sliced pork medallions and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Lick the Bowl Good.