How to cook pork tenderloin fillet in the oven

If you want to enhance the taste of the pork tenderloin, I highly suggest to seared it. Put some butter into a hot skillet. Sear each side just to give it a nice color. After you can cook the tenderloin pork fillet into the oven, about 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until you reach an inside temperature of 170 degrees. If you do this, you will extract the best taste of this nice piece of pork and the meat will be tender.

Is pork loin and tenderloin the same

The answer to this question is no! If you don’t know which one to choose, keep in mind the name. Tenderloin is much more tender than the loin cut and the taste of the tenderloin is also milder than the loin. If however, you wish to be able to recognize the cut of the meat, again it is easy. I usually do this kind of association in my head. Tenderloin, milder taste, leaner meat, therefore, the cut of the meat is leaner as well! The cut of the meat looks like a long and lean roll of meat.

Top down view of pork fillet

How to recognized pork loin

As for the loin, it is wider, shorter and usually, it has a thicker coat of fat on the top. It is ideal to cut pork chop from! As for the taste, it has a much stronger taste and the meat after cooking is much tougher under the tooth.

Pork fillet side view

How to make pork tenderloin à l’orange

The easiest way is to start by the sauce. To make the sauce à l’orange you will need to chopped the red onion, the fresh coriander, the garlic cloves and add these ingredients into a mixing bowl. After, add the zest of oranges and their juices. Add the chicken bouillon, the brown sugar and seasoned the sauce with salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients very carefully. Set aside. Now it is time for the tenderloin pork. Sear the pork using a little it of butter into a hot skillet. After you get a nice color, place the pork fillet into a baking dish. Pour the sauce of the fillets and cook into the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until you get 170 degrees.

Ingredients for pork fillets a lorange

What to serve with the Tenderloin à l’Orange

Because the pork has a very orange flavor, I suggest something very subtle to go with it. A white basmati bowl of rice is great. You can mix the sauce into the rice with the pork and you get an explosion of flavor into your mouth. For the vegetables, I highly suggest staying within the same palette of flavors. A light and fresh green salad with a hint of tang…maybe something like my Pear and Cranberry Green Salad…which will follow soon:)!

Pork Tenderloin à l'orange

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 6 people
PREP TIME10 mins
COOK TIME1 hr
TOTAL TIME1 hr 10 mins
Easy and perfect weekday recipe

Ingredients

Sauce à l'Orange

  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander
  • 4 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 cups chicken bouillon (or water)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 fresh oranges (zest and juice)
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced or chopped)

Pork tenderloins

  • 2 pork fillets
  • 1 tbsp butter (for cooking)

Instructions

  • Sauce à l'Orange
  • Chopped the red onion, the fresh coriander, the garlic cloves and add these ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the zest of oranges and their juices into the same bowl.
    Ingredients for pork fillets a lorange
  • Add the chicken bouillon, the brown sugar and seasoned the sauce with salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredient very carefully. Set aside.

Pork Tenderloins

  • Sear the pork using a little it of butter into a hot skillet. For about 10 minutes total.
  • After you get a nice color, place the pork fillet into a baking dish. Pour the sauce of the fillets and cook into the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until you get 170 degrees.

Notes

Did you make that recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandpots on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keywords: easy recipe, fillet, orange, pork, pork fillets, sauce à l'orange, tenderloin

top down view of pork fillet

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