As I promised, here’s the second recipe of last night’s dishes – a very simply seasoned tenderloin with a garlicky sauce.
I partially wanted to make something that involved garlic because I found this cute little thing at the store yesterday! It’s a way better (and more eye appealing) than our old “Philadelphia cream cheese garlic storage container“! And we can actually proudly display it on our counter now!
Although this tenderloin is juicy and tender by itself, the sauce kicks the whole dish up a few notches. Green sauces, unlike other colored sauces, are usually associated with words like “fresh” and “healthy“. And why wouldn’t they? They’re usually made with some sort of an herb, garlic, light seasoning (salt and pepper), with little sugar and other processed condiments.
- 1 cup packed flat leaf parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cups EVOO, plus more for brushing
- 3 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- A dash of crushed red pepper (omit if you're not a fan of spiciness)
- 1 1.5-pound pork tenderloin
- 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Using a food processor, pulse the parsley and garlic. Then add in the EVOO, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, vinegar, red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- Prepare a charcoal grill so it's nice and hot.
- Brush the pork with some EVOO and rub with 1 teaspoon salt, 3 teaspoons dried oregano, and the garlic powder.
- Place tenderloin on the grill, turning often, and cook until the meat thermometer registers 145 degrees, about 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from grill and let rest for 20 minutes. Thinly slice and drizzle with the herb sauce.
After we both had our share last night, there were a few pieces left, and I wasted no time on calling dibs on them for lunch today!
And yes, I’m still working on that gigantic bowl of potato salad… I had to try my hardest to pull myself away from that bowl so I can have some room for coffee later.
….”just one more bite!”
[five bites later….]
“Okay, just one last bite! This is going to be my last bite!”