Maple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Perfectly tender, tasty and juicy, this Maple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin would be just as fantastic served on a weeknight as it would be on special occasions 


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp healthy cooking fat or oil of your choice
  • 2 pork tenderloins about 450g (16oz) each
  • For the marinade/sauce
  • 2 dry shallots minced
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt I use Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl or glass measuring cup, combine all the ingredients for the marinade and whisk until well combined.
  2. Place the pork tenderloins in a baking dish that's just big enough to accomodate them and then pour the marinade right over them. Toss delicately until both tenderloins are well coated, then cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight.
  3. When you are ready to cook your meat, preheat your oven to 375°F.
  4. In a large, heavy skillet, heat a few tablespoons of healthy cooking oil or fat over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot enough, remove the pork from the marinade and wipe off excess marinade; sear the tenderloins for a minute or two on each side, until they get nice and golden brown.
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