Pork Tenderloin, Step-by-Step Recipe

Pork Tenderloin, Step-by-Step Recipe

Are you ready to create a mouthwatering, juicy, and perfectly cooked pork tenderloin for your next meal?

This step-by-step recipe will walk you through the process of creating a delicious and tender pork tenderloin that’s perfect for any occasion.

With its flavorful marinade and simple cooking method, you’ll have a delectable main course ready to impress your family and friends in no time.

Preparation Time: 1 hour (including marinating time)
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, olive oil, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, dried rosemary, black pepper, and salt.
  2. Place the pork tenderloin in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over it. Seal the bag, ensuring the tenderloin is well-coated, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  4. Remove the pork tenderloin from the marinade, allowing excess to drip off. Reserve the marinade for basting.
  5. Heat a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the tenderloin on all sides until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, basting the tenderloin with the reserved marinade every 5 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C).
  7. Remove from the oven and let the tenderloin rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips and Tricks:

  • To ensure even cooking, let the pork tenderloin come to room temperature for 20-30 minutes before searing.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature, ensuring it reaches the recommended 145°F (63°C).
  • For a slightly smoky flavor, try adding a teaspoon of smoked paprika to the marinade.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per ServingCaloriesTotal FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydrateProtein
1 serving (1/4 of recipe)28010g80mg810mg13g34g

Substitution Options:

  • For a gluten-free option, substitute tamari or coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
  • For a lower sodium option, use reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari.
  • For a different herb profile, try using fresh thyme or sage instead of rosemary.

Wine or Beverage Pairings:

A medium-bodied red wine, such as a Pinot Noir or a Malbec, would pair well with this pork tenderloin recipe. Alternatively, a crisp, refreshing lager or pilsner beer would also complement the flavors of the dish.

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