Now, we’re back again with the Greek-style marinade, but this time, I decided to try it out on a pork tenderloin.
The results? Pretty darned nice! The tenderloin was moist and flavorful, and the one-pan, stove top and oven cooking method was a snap.
•1-1/2 tsp oregano
•1-1/2 tsp thyme
•1/4 tsp black pepper
•1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper
•Pinch garlic powder
•2-1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
•1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
•4 tbsp olive oil
Whisk the dressing/marinade ingredients together until nicely blended and stash in a tightly lidded jar – you may need to give it a good shake to blend it all just before using.
Close the bag, give a good toss and twirl to coat all sides of the tenderloin with the dressing, then place on a rimmed plate (to catch any leakages) and stash in the fridge for a couple of hours or, as always, much more better, over night, giving the bag a flip and a squeeze when you think to.
Heat your oven to 400º, and warm a bit of olive oil into an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat.
Remove the tenderloin from the marinade and add to the hot skillet along with the garlic and marinade from the bag and the chopped onion.
Sear the tenderloin on all sides until nicely browned – about four minutes per side should do it, then pop the whole thing into the oven to finish cooking for another 15 minutes or so – a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the tenderloin should read 137º.
Remove from the oven and transfer the tenderloin to a platter.
Cover loosely with foil and let rest for ten minutes before slicing.
Perfectly prepared pork, and a nice dressing for a side salad, too!