Made this last night, and it was wonderful! The meat cooked in exactly the time stated, and was the most tender I've ever had. The sauce did take a bit longer to reduce, maybe 5 more minutes. Between 3 of us, husband, myself and our 12-year-old daughter, we ate 2 tenderloins. There was only a small end piece left, which our dog happily finished. I would definitely make this again! Served with new potatoes and sauteed green beans.
Peppercorn-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Soy-Caramel Sauce
BethieC Posted: 01/25/09
ViennaVAfoodie Posted: 09/30/09
A-MAZING!!!!! I cannot say enough. This will definitely make it in our regular circulation. the only thing I changed was that I couldn't get fresh thyme at the grocery so I used 1/3 of the measurement of dried thyme. Since it was just two of us, we only made 1 1 lb pork tenderloin. Oh and our usual stash of garlic was completely out! So we just added some garlic powder and minced shallots to the sauce. Definitely letting the leftover pork soak in the sauce so it absorbs all that delicious flavor! If you don't make this you will be missing out!!!
janeysmompa Posted: 11/15/09
I have tried a LOT of CL's pork tenderloin recipes and this is one of my top three favorites. It's incredibly flavorful (and not just for a "quick and easy" recipe--it's just great overall.) This recipe has the kind of versatility that I love. I have served it for a weeknight dinner and for company, and has the flavor of a much "fussier" dish to prepare. Pairs well with just about any starch side, but try to use something that'll sop up that juice; it's delicious!
CAD123 Posted: 01/21/10
This dish was absolutely delicious! It was so easy to make, yet without question will be on the top of my list for special occasions and entertaining. My extremely picky husband said it was one of the best dishes I have ever made and worthy of a fine dining restaurant. It has a kick so might not be best for children. I can't wait to have an excuse to make it again! I used dried thyme instead of fresh, and think it was just perfect. Also, I used only a tablespoon (or less) of butter and don't think it needed any more than that. The sauce is amazing!
Alemap8 Posted: 10/31/10
This is an easy recipe to make that pleases most appetites. Great for unexpected guests as most ingredients are on hand and they think you've worked really hard. Roast some carrots and steam some broccoli and you have a well rounded, colorful meal!
Kingwell Posted: 02/20/12
I have made this at least three times with fantastic results. Cannot recommend it enough. Served it this evening as part of my husband's birthday dinner along with smashed potatoes and roasted cauliflower and broccoli.
userkam Posted: 09/27/12
Fantastic! Always a hit at our house. Even better the next day! The only thing I would recommend is to put the pork in the oven first, and make the sauce as the tenderloin is cooking.