March 6, 2011

Day 64

Spencer and I have made it a game to find the best deals on our groceries and meat tends to be the most fun. We found a great buy on pork tenderloin a couple of weeks ago at Sam's. We had wonderful plans to cook at least one meal of these on the new grill, but the rain yesterday kept that from happening.

Instead of cooking the same old recipes ALL the time, I really enjoy finding something new to try. Some recipes are great and others not so much. This one was definitely a keeper!

Pork Tenderloin With Honeyed Butter


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin
  • Salt and pepper (after reading the comments I opted for Garlic Salt instead)
  • 1/4 cup water

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a Dutch oven or ovenproof skillet, heat butter and honey over medium heat, stirring to melt butter. Season pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and place in pan. Cook until underside is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Turn pork, and cook until other side is browned, about 5 minutes more. Lower the heat if the honey begins to burn.
  2. Put pan in the oven, and roast until pork is just cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer pork to a plate.
  3. Add water to the pan, and stir over medium heat to scrape up all the browned bits. Add any accumulated pork juices from the plate, and simmer until sauce is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Slice pork on the diagonal, and serve drizzled with sauce.

Original Recipe

1 comment:

  1. That sounds really good! I have a pork loin in the fridge i may try it :)