After work today, my Mom was nice enough to pick me up to run some errands since my car is in the shop. And she was even nicer by giving me a pork tenderloin that she had defrosted earlier in the day! She lives alone, and sometimes buying meats in bulk is cheaper, and she will share with me any extras she doesn’t want. So, since I hadn’t really thought about what to make for dinner, now that I had a tenderloin, I wanted to make a rub for it.
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
I brushed the tenderloin with Canola oil so the rub would stick to it. I put the rub all over the tenderloin. In a skillet, I added 1 tablespoon of Canola oil, and seared the tenderloin on a medium/high heat for 3 minutes per side to get a nice crust on it. I transferred the meat to a 9×13 pyrex dish. Then I decided to add a few carrots, some sliced garlic and a few green onions. This is what it looked like before going into the oven.
I baked it for about 25 minutes at 350. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. I decided to make mashed potatoes from a box, and I boiled some edamame, then sauteed them in a skillet with chopped garlic, a little olive oil and salt and pepper.
It turned out great. The tenderloin was super moist and tender. The carrots were not too overdone, they had a little bite to them, and of course I love edamame, so having that on my plate was a nice treat!
Thanks again Mom for the pork tenderloin!