Servings: 4 to 6
Fennel is a classic flavoring for pork because it brings out the sweetness of the meat. Although this recipe is straightforward, you can make it even easier by skipping the browning step. Instead, roll the raw tenderloin in the garlic mixture and roast for about 30 minutes.
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I halved this recipe because there were just four of us. I didn’t have fresh sage (and wasn’t going to go out to find some due to the shelter in place). Dried sage worked great - I just used a teaspoon rather than a tablespoon. Everything else I followed to a “T”. This was extremely tasty. I would not up the spice amounts - I thought it had just the right amount of flavor while still allowing the perfectly cooked, moist tenderloin to shine though. I served with smashed redskins, broccoli and a salad. Excellent weeknight dinner.
This is a great recipe. I have cooked it numerous times for different groups and everyone raves about it. About to cook it again for about 60 people tonight. I do add a bit more or each of the fresh herbs and the fennel powder. I have cooked it on a gas grill removing the tenderloins after browned a bit then add the herbs and return to grill to finish cooking. I have browned in skillet per recipe and I have cooked directly in oven(least favorite but easier!). As I said "Always a Hit with All".
This recipe was excellent! Quick and easy to make - and the house smelled amazing while it was in the oven. The whole family enjoyed it which is a win for me. Will definitely make this again.
*I did use cumin seed as an alternative to fennel as I did not have and unable to obtain fennel seed*
Excellent and easy recipe I recently prepared for dinner party. I browned the tenderloins, in advance, in a mixture of olive oil and an Italian herb butter I had in the freezer, adding even more flavour. The recommended cooking time worked well (though I may have added a few minutes in the oven while attending to another dish) with the meat a perfect pink and juicy. I served it with a smokey chipotle red pepper jelly if someone wanted a condiment with this dish. A perfect match. I accompanied with dish with FC Potato, Thyme & Olive Oil Gratin. I will definitely prepare this recipe for future dinner parties!
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