Roast Pork Tenderloin 

This was just the perfect meal for all of us this past weekend. We started with an 8am soccer game for my son which they won 2-0 and then a trip to Chinatown… it was a dimsum lunch kind of day! So of course, by the time we got home, I really wasn’t in the mood to cook but this recipe seemed to call out to me. Helps that I had all the ingredients at home.

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  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp chopped fresh sage (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine 1 tbsp whole grain mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl; rub all over pork.
  3. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add pork and brown on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 145°F, about 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Place the skillet over medium-high heat (take care, the handle will still be hot), add vinegar, and boil, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon, about 30 seconds.
  8. Whisk in maple syrup and the remaining 2 tablespoons mustard; bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
  9. Slice the pork.
  10. Add any accumulated juices to the sauce along with sage.
  11. Serve the pork topped with the sauce.
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