Roast Pork Tenderloin with Ginger and Garlic
Pork tenderloin is a great lean meat, with a relatively quick cooking time, and not too expensive, at least for meat. Pork picks up flavors well, so it can easily be varied to offer new tastes. Season the pork a bit ahead of time if you wish, which allows the flavors to meld and absorb into the meat. Serve with roasted vegetables and quinoa, wheat berries, or barley for a complete and healthy meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
1 lb. pork tenderloin
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 small shallot, minced
1-2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
Fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
2-4 scallions, sliced (for garnish)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mince 4 garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, and 1 small shallot. Place the minced aromatics into a small bowl and add the 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar. Allow this mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes.
Sprinkle the pork tenderloin all over with fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Rub the 2 tablespoons of olive oil all over the pork tenderloin.
When the minced garlic, ginger, and shallots have soaked in the vinegar for 5-10 minutes, rub this mixture all over the pork tenderloin.
Place the pork tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan or oven proof skillet.
Roast at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145-150 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the tenderloin rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.