Balsamic roasted pork tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of those easy proteins that is relatively inexpensive, low in fat, and naturally tender. However, as the cleanest cut of meat, it can be quite bland. But with this recipe, the pork is very tender, flavorful and  juicy. Also, the time making this dish is very fast, only 20 minutes for cooking, and dinner is ready! 🙂 Perfect for weekdays after a long day working hei? 🙂

Thyme – Balsamic Pork Tenderloins
Serves 2

  • 1 (450grams) pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Mix all the above ingredients and marinate for 2 hours

Heat oil in the pan over medium-high heat until very hot. Place the pork in the pan and sear until well-browned, 2 minutes. Rotate tenderloins 1/4 turn and sear until well-browned, 1minutes. Repeat until all sides are browned. Transfer tenderloins to the roast pan and roast in oven until tenderloins register an internal temperature of 145 degrees F ( 60, 62 Degree C ), about 15-20 minutes. Baste the pork  half way through cooking by marinated mixture.

While pork roasts, add the rest of marinated mixture in the pan you just sear the pork, add chicken stock in. Cook over medium-low heat, about 7-10 minutes. season to taste.

Serve with mashed potato or whatever side dish you like.