Monday, February 22, 2010

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Here's the recipe I talked about in my last post. It's an Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin and it's easy and delicious!

1 (2-pound) boneless pork tenderloin, with fat left on (the ones that look like a log)
2 teaspoons of salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.

Roast the pork for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 425 degrees F and roast for an additional 30 minutes. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.

The cooking times will vary, but it's best to use a thermometer to know when exactly it'll be done, then there's no guessing.

But this thing is so moist and tastes wonderful! I paired it along side some mashed potatoes and gravy and some steamed veggies. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weekend with the fam

So, it's been awhile since I've been on here, it's just been a crazy month. We went to Texas this last weekend for our little nephew's baby blessing. He is just the sweetest little thing ever. His name is Austin Daniel, so tender. I have some pictures to post, but as always, they are at home and I am at work. I will recap the weekend when I add the pictures.

Josh goes to California tomorrow for a lacrosse tournament! I wish I could go with him but I couldn't get off work... so I'm stuck at home. I'm sure I'll find some things to keep me busy though. I know this post is boring, but I just wanted you to know we're still here, just busy with work and family. I have another great recipe I want to post too, that I'll add here later. It's SOOO fancy, but so easy and yummy.