Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fennel

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $2.25
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1Pork Tenderloin
1Fennel Bulb
1/2 cupFresh Herbs (Parsley, Cilantro, Mint, etc.), finely chopped)
2 tbspCurrants (optional)
1 tbspCapers, finely chopped
2 tbspWhite Vinegar (any vinegar will do)
2 clovesGarlic, minced
1 tbsp + 1 tspOlive Oil
1 tbspGrape Seed Oil
To TasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add slices of fennel to a large grill pan or cast iron pan over medium high heat. Cook for about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and place into a roasting pan. Season with salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon and 1 tsp of olive oil.
  3. Add grape seed oil to the same pan that you cooked the fennel in. Add the pork tenderloin and sear each side for about 1 minute. Place on top of the fennel in the roasting pan and place in the oven to finish for about 10 minutes or until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Remove from the oven and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with the fennel.
  4. For the sauce, combine herbs, garlic, capers, vinegar and currants. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and season to taste. Serve with the pork tenderloin.


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