| Prep Time: 10 mins
| Cook Time: 35 mins
| Total Time: 45 mins
You may need: Dried Garlic Powder
Many of the world’s best chefs trained in France or have worked as understudies to chefs versed in classical French techniques. And for good reason, as French cooking is, in many respects, the keystone of Western cuisine. French recipes are often segmented by the distinct region or Terroir (ter-WAR) where they originate and incorporate fresh local ingredients to produce elegant and delightful dishes. This recipe for an easy Garlic Herb Pork Tenderloin incorporates a classic French seasoning called Herbs de Provence to provide a boost of flavor.
This herb blend originates from the southeastern region of Provence, which runs from a corner of the Alps down along the glamorous coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Local Provençals gather fresh summertime herbs like lavender, thyme, savory, and basil and dry them to imbue their dishes with delightful summery-herbal flavor long after the summer sunshine departs. Use our Herbs de Provence blend in a wide spectrum of dishes from roasted meats, baked fish, to pasta sauce to add the flavor of summer to your meals.
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Piquant Post Herbs de Provence
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 lbs pork tenderloin
Pork Tenderloin is a delicious and healthy cut. With very little fat, you'll want to take care not to overcook it as it can dry out easily.
When you buy a pork tenderloin. see if there's a sheer, light gray layer of connective tissue. This is called silverskin, and it needs to be removed before you cook the meat. Use a knife under the silverskin and peel it away from the meat. Discard whatever you pull off.
Other pork tenderloin cooking tips: use a meat thermometer so you never have to guess when it's done. Once it reaches 135-145 pull the meat and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing to lock in the succulent juices.
Optional ingredients add a little character and flavor but don't sweat it if you don't have them.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, Herbs de Provence, black pepper and salt.
Place the pork tenderloin in a baking dish (or on a baking sheet). Spread the oil and herb mixture over the pork. Cover each side of the pork, including the underside.
Bake the pork for 35 - 40 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees.
Let the pork rest for 10 minutes, slice and serve.
Use our Herbs de Provence blend in a wide spectrum of dishes from roasted meats to pasta sauce -- really anywhere you want to add an herbaceous and fragrant blast of summer flavor to your meals.
For a fun alternative with Herbs de Provence, try our delightful Green Beans with Shallot Vinaigrette recipe.
Feeling like a quick and easy fish recipe? Try out simple one-pan-roasted Skillet Herbed Fish for max flavor with minimal effort.
For a vegetarian alternative: make the Herbs de Provence and olive oil mixture and toss with any vegetables like red potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts before roasting on a sheet pan in the oven.
Looking for even more ideas? Here's 13 recipes to use Herbs de Provence.
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