Pho - Vietnamese Soup

Pho - Vietnamese Soup
One of our favorite dishes - Pho

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Here it is summer again and I'm finding very little time to work on my blog. Oh well, finally we're having a somewhat "normal" summer again and I'm loving every minute of time I get to spend with our kids! As usual, we've been spending lots of time in the pool, because we're already experiencing a brutally, hot, Texas summer, nearing the 100 mark each and every day. Gotta love summer in Texas! =)

Anyway, here's an easy, but tasty recipe for Roasted Pork Tenderloin. I serve this with some apple sauce, rice and a steamed green vegetable. The leftovers make fantastic Cuban Sandwiches (recipe to follow).

1 - (4-pound) boneless pork loin, with fat left on
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.

Roast the pork for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 425 degrees F and roast for an additional hour. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.


  1. That pork loin is so good!! I'm so fortunate to have one of Dallas' finest chefs as my wife. How great is that?

  2. Food looks really good! Love Dominical!