This is one of our favorite recipes (a once a weeker). The crust that forms on the pork tenderloin keeps it moist and delicious. Honestly, I never even liked pork tenderloin until we tried this recipe. The dry rub is so incredibly flavorful, and the flavor really goes throughout the tenderloin. We like to serve this with yellow rice and steamed broccoli.
Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
-Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
-Mix dry ingredients (garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander and thyme).
-Stir mixture with a fork until all the ingredients are well combined and they form a seasoning. -Sprinkle the rub over the tenderloin with a dry hand, then rub the pork with the seasoning over both sides of the meat, pressing gently so the seasoning adheres well to the tenderloin.
-In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat.
-Add the minced garlic and saute, stirring, for 1 minute.
-Put tenderloin in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, searing each side using tongs to turn the meat.
-Transfer meat to a roasting pan and bake for 20 minutes. (We use the same pan, as our cookware is oven safe.)
-Slice and serve.
Source: Ellie Krieger