Pork Tenderloin with Garlic & Rosemary Recipe

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This is a simple and really delicious recipe adapted from Roast Pork recipe in Bon Appetite. Usually, what works for Roast Pork also works well for tenderloin, and that is definitely true in this case. The thinner tenderloin absorbs the flavor of garlic and rosemary amazingly well. You won't be disappointed!

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Servings: 8 servings


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  • 1 2 1/2 pound pork tenderloin (or two smaller 1-1 1/2 pound tenderloins)
  • 4 large garlic cloves, pressed
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line roasting pan with foil or place roasting rack in pan and spray PAM in pan.
  2. Mix garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil in bowl. Rub garlic mixture all over pork. Place pork, fattiest side down, in prepared roasting pan. Roast pork 25-30 minutes, or until thermometer inserted into center of pork registers 155°F. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes on cutting board.
  3. While pork is standing, pour a 1/2-1 cup of very hot water into the bottom of roasting pan and place over a medium burner. Using a firm plastic or wooden spatula, gently loosen the hardened drippings from the pork until it forms a nice au jus. Salt lightly to taste, and pour the broth into small bowl.
  4. Cut pork crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Arrange pork slices on platter. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired, and let guests spoon the juices from the bowl over the meat as desired.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 139g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 166  
Calories from Fat 42 25%
Total Fat 4.71g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.22g 5%
Trans Fat 0.03g  
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 508mg 21%
Potassium 550mg 16%
Total Carbs 0.9g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 0.01g 0%
Protein 28.34g 45%
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    • May 23, 2009
      Excellent flavor! Tastes like it has been marinating for hours, but it is just a quick easy rub placed on the tenderloin before baking!

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