Ginger-Orange Pork Tenderloin

Ginger-Orange Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake


Serves: 4

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 278
Fat 14 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Sodium 364 mg


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1 1/4-lb. pork tenderloin
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium shallot, finely chopped (about 2 Tbsp.)
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
3/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty foil. Warm oil in a large nonreactive skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper, add to skillet and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Do not wipe out skillet. Place meat on baking sheet; roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meat reads 145°F, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove meat to a cutting board and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

2. Warm 1 Tbsp. butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and ginger; sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add orange juice; bring to a simmer, scraping up browned bits on bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon. Stir in thyme. Simmer until sauce has thickened and is syrupy, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; swirl in remaining 1 Tbsp. butter. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Slice pork and serve with pan sauce.

April 2013
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