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Video:How to Make Roast Pork Tenderloin

with Preston Lawrence

Pork tenderloin is a very versatile, popular cut of meat. Watch this video to learn how to roast pork tenderloin for a delicious dinner.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Roast Pork Tenderloin

Hi, there. I’m Preston with About.com and today we’re roasting pork tenderloin. Pork tenderloin is a very versatile, popular cut of meat. It’s perfect for just about any occasion. While being so sweet and tender, it’s very low in saturated fat and it’s the perfect healthy choice for any family. Today we’re going to keep things deliciously simple, roasting our pork tenderloin in a rosemary and garlic marinade.

To Make the Roasted Pork Tenderloin, You'll Need:

  • 1 lb. of pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil,
  • 2 cloves of garlic,
  • 2 tsp of fresh or dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Marinate the Pork Tenderloin

To start we’re going to marinate the pork to add flavor and ensure it stays full of moisture and remains tender. First, combine the crushed garlic, olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Next, place the pork in a shallow roasting dish, with the thin end slightly tucked under. Pour the marinade over the meat, massaging it in using your fingers. If you’re not comfortable getting into it with your hands, a basting brush is a good alternative.

Roast the Pork Tenderloin and Allow It to Rest Before Carving

Now, it’s time to roast. Preheat your oven to three-hundred-fifty degrees and roast the meat uncovered for twenty-five to thirty-five minutes or until the internal temperature is about a hundred and sixty degrees. As there is little found on pork tenderloin, it’s important to monitor the oven temperature and cooking time to avoid dry and overcooked meat.

Once it’s cooked, take it out of the oven using heat proof gloves. Cover the meat with tin foil and let it rest in the pan for about 10 minutes. This resting process allows the juices to redistribute and will give you a beautifully tender and flavorful meat. And now it’s time to carve the meat. As pork tenderloin is a boneless cut, carving is simple. Just remember to cute against the grain. If you’re having trouble identifying the grain look for faint parallel lines that run up and down the meat. Now you can serve up your pork tenderloin with your favorite sides.

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