My family is coming for Christmas this weekend. Because they weren’t here for Christmas Day, I served kind of a non-traditional Christmas Day meal. We’ll have more traditional stuff this weekend. For Christmas Day we had herb roasted pork tenderloin, roasted new potatoes, roasted asparagus and hot rolls. This was an easy dinner to fix because it was all done in the oven without messing up a lot of pots and pans.
Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Preheat oven to 425 degrees farenheit
1 4-5 lb. pork tenderloin
5 tablespoons olive oil
fresh thyme, chopped fine
fresh rosemary, chopped fine
fresh parsley, chopped fine
fresh basil, chopped fine
Use 2-3 teaspoons of each herb. I grow my own herbs (the basil is inside now) so they are readily available. You can substitute dried herbs, just use 1 teaspoon of each.
zest from 1 lemon
4 or 5 garlic cloves, minced
Mix herbs, lemon zest and garlic with olive oil. Place pork tenderloin on a roasting rack. Rub herb mixture all over pork. Place pork in preheated oven. Roast for 30 minutes. Turn temperature down to 400 degrees and roast for 55 minutes more. Remove pork tenderloin from oven and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
I’ve got the table set for the weekend. Here it is: