When you can find it on sale for a reasonable price, pork tenderloin is a wonderful cut of meat. Lean, tender, and juicy, pork tenderloin needs nothing more than a tasty glaze and a hot oven to star in a dinner fit for company. Be sure to let the roasted pork rest under a loose cover of aluminum foil for 10 minutes before serving – don’t skip the last step, below! This keeps the pork juicy even after slicing.
Ingredients (Serves 4 – 6)
1 pork tenderloin, approximately 1 pound
1 orange or lemon, sliced thin
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Step 1) Whisk together marmalade and wine. Set aside.
Step 2) Line a baking pan with shallow sides with citrus slices. Place pork tenderloin on top of slices. (In the photo shown, I’ve doubled the recipe and used two pork tenderloins.)
Step 3) Sprinkle tenderloin with salt and pepper. Use a basting brush to coat tenderloin with half of the marmalade mixture.
Step 4) Roast tenderloin in a preheated 425 degree oven for 30 minutes, brushing with remaining marmalade mixture after 15 minutes. Check with a meat thermometer to make sure that the internal temperature of the pork has reached 160 degrees. If it hasn’t, return pork to oven and check again after 3 – 5 minutes.
Step 5) Remove from oven and cover with foil for 10 minutes before slicing and serving your Marmalade Glazed Pork Tenderloin.