Plate of Roast Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Maple Sauce
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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Maple Sauce

Juicy pork tenderloin is seared on the stovetop to give it a nice crust and finished off in the oven.

While the meat rests, the browned bits in the bottom of the pan are turned into a sweet and tangy sauce that goes perfectly with the tender pork.

Plate of Roast Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Maple Sauce

One of the things I’m constantly working on is wasting less in the kitchen.

Condiments are one of the things that seem to go bad on me fairly often, so I’m working on keeping an eye on their expiration dates.

I noticed back when I made the Dill Chicken Paillards with Tomato-Dill Relish last week that my recently purchased jar of coarse ground mustard was only good for a little while longer, so I wanted to come up with a way to use it.

I had a piece of pork tenderloin left in the fridge from when I made Noodles with Roast Pork and Almond Sauce with Honey Oranges, and mustard and pork go so well together that I figured I could come up with something delicious.

This worked out really nicely, and I was able to use up some things before they went to waste.


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Plate of Roast Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Maple Sauce

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Maple Sauce

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 34 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Juicy pork tenderloin is seared on the stovetop to give it a nice crust and finished off in the oven. While the meat rests, the browned bits in the bottom of the pan are turned into a sweet and tangy sauce that goes perfectly with the tender pork.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large, ovenproof skillet, over moderate heat.

  2. Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper and sear in the skillet until each side is nice and golden brown. You’ll know when the meat is ready to be turned when it no longer sticks to the pan.

  3. Once each side is seared, transfer the pan to the oven and roast until the internal temperature reaches 145°F, about 15-20 minutes. Remove pork to a carving board and let it rest for 10 minutes while you make the sauce.

  4. Place the skillet back on the stovetop over moderate heat. Add the shallot and garlic and sautée until soft. If there isn’t much oil left in the pan, add another tablespoon. Add the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon, letting it cook for about 2 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together chicken stock, mustard, vinegar, and maple syrup.

  6. Pour about 1/3 of the mixture into the skillet, whisking as you add it. Once it is starting to bubble, add half of what’s left, whisking as you go, let it come up to a bubble, and then repeat with the remaining liquid. Stir and let it reduce to your desired consistency. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

  7. To serve, slice the pork into medallions and serve with the sauce alongside.



Notes

Don’t use a non-stick skillet here, as you want some bits of meat to caramelize on the bottom of the pan for the sauce.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 456.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 24.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.7 mg

Keywords: pork tenderloin, sauce

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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