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Baked pork tenderloin at it's finest! This Lemon Herb Pork Tenderloin Recipe is healthy, easy, & full of fresh spring flavors like lemon, dijon, & garlic! showmetheyummy.com #porktenderloin #springrecipe
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Lemon Herb Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Baked pork tenderloin at it's finest! This Lemon Herb Pork Tenderloin Recipe is healthy, easy, & full of fresh spring flavors like lemon, dijon, & garlic!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked, easy, pork
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

  • 2 (1 pound) pork tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2-4 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a large gallon sized baggie.
  • Close and make sure the marinade has fully coated the pork.
  • Place in the fridge and let marinate overnight, or at least 3 hours.
  • Place your cast iron skillet (or other oven friendly pan) on the middle rack of your oven and preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Let the skillet heat up for 10 minutes in the oven.*
  • CAREFULLY remove the hot pan from the oven using oven mitts and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on the pan. Swirl to coat the bottom.
  • Set the pork in the skillet. Be VERY careful, as the oil may splatter.
  • Immediately return the skillet to the oven. Roast for 10 minutes.
  • Using tongs, flip the pork to the other side.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and continue cooking another 10 to 15 minutes. The pork is done when its internal temperature is 140 degrees F in the thickest part of the meat.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven.
  • Place the pork on a cutting board, cover loosely with foil, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Slice the pork and serve!

Notes

*We're doing this, so the pan gets hot, so the pork can get a nice sear on it!

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 935mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2.6mg