BEST BAKED PORK TENDERLOIN

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Brining Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 55 mins | Yield: 4 Servings

This dish is to die for! Give it a try now. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 package pork tenderloins, trimmed (comes with 2 pieces, 2 – 2 1/2 lbs. total)

1/4 c kosher salt

4 c warm water

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 c ice cubes

2 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp butter sliced into 6 pads

Spice Mix:

1 tablespoon EACH chilli powder, garlic powder

1 teaspoon EACH salt, onion powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Garnish:

1/2 teaspoon EACH dried parsley, dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme

Directions:

Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Line a baking sheet with two pieces of aluminium foil.

Step 3: Mix warm water and sat in a large-size freezer bag.

Step 4: Add in the brown sugar, ice, apple cider vinegar, and pork meat. Let the pork sit in the bag to brine for at least 20 minutes.

Step 5: Remove the pork meat from the bag, rinse, and pat them dry with paper towels.

Step 6: In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for the Spice Mix. Whisk until well mixed.

Step 7: Run the Spice Mix all over the brined pork.

Step 8: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Step 9: Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 10: Add the pork and cook each side until golden brown. Make sure to cook them in batches.

Step 11: Place the seared meat into the foil.

Step 12: Generously sprinkle basil, parsley, thyme, and oregano on top. Rub the pork to make sure they are perfectly coated.

Step 13: Drizzle lemon juice on top of each pork meat.

Step 14: Place 3 pads of butter on top, then close the foil to seal the meat.

Step 15: Place them inside the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until done.

Step 16: Remove from the oven and allow the meat to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 17: Slice and sprinkle more salt and pepper if needed.

Step 18: Serve and enjoy!