Pork tenderloin is a favorite dinner at our house and it’s especially delicious when marinated in rosemary and honey. Add some roasted root veggies in a warm grain salad and you’ve got a restaurant quality meal while sitting in comfort at your own table.
Rosemary Honey Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Kettle Roasted Vegetables and Wheatberry Salad
Hands on time: 20 minutes
Start to finish: 30 minutes
1 Rosemary Honey Marinated Pork Tenderloin, trimmed, from prepared foods (see It’s that easy)
Salt for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
8 oz Kettle Roasted Vegetables from the To Go Case
1 lb Wheatberry salad from Self-Serve Salad Bar (one large container almost full)
1 tablespoon minced parsley as garnish
Mango chutney as an accompaniment
Preheat oven to 425ºF
Salt and pepper the pork.
Heat a 12-in oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil shimmers add the tenderloin and brown it for about 3 minutes. Turn and brown the other side around for another 2 minutes. Transfer the meat to a plate. It won’t be finished cooking yet.
Return the hot pan to medium-high heat and add the vegetables and salad, stirring for about 3 minutes or until they begin to heat up. Top the vegetables with the pork and roast for about 15 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 145°F. Move the meat to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. (The meat will be juicier if you give it a rest.)
Slice the tenderloin into 1-inch slices and divide among heated plates with the vegetables. Garnish with parsley and serve with chutney on the side.
In the glass: How about an easy to drink Albariño from Spain. This white varietal is inexpensive, light and fruity…a perfect pairing with this pork and roasted vegetable dish.
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Carla has spent the past 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, food writer and author of 6 cook books including the James Beard nominated Big Book of Appetizers. Her passion is sharing fresh, cooked-from-scratch weeknight meals that cut prep time and practically eliminate that nightly sink-full of dishes. Look for Carla on Facebook, Twitter (carlacooks), Pinterest and at ravenouskitchen.com where she blogs about everything from cooking for two to easy weekend entertaining for a crowd.