Pork tenderloin is an excellent, low carbohydrate protein for your Healthy Eating Lifestyle; an ideal choice when you want to spend a minimum amount of time in preparation, yet can afford to wait the 40 minutes it takes to bake in the oven. Make sure you choose free range or organic for the best results - both in taste and for your health and wellness.
The original recipe (which came from The Canadian Living Rush Hour Cookbook - 1989) was breaded, but this wonderful, easy, healthy meal has been adapted to follow Dr. Paul's Paleo style, anti-inflammatory diet and tastes even better without the unhealthy grains (carbs/sugar) and excessive salt.
You may double the recipe to save time and freeze one so you don't have to cook the following weekend.
May you enjoy in good health & wellness!
1 lb free range or organic pork tenderloin 500g
2 Tbsp organic Dijon mustard 25 mL
1 tsp each dried thyme, basil and oregano 5 mL
1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt 1 mL
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 mL
- Spread pork tenderloin with mustard. In shallow dish, combine thyme, basil, oregano, salt and pepper; mix well. Roll or sprinkle tenderloin all over with yummy spice mixture.
- Roast on baking sheet in 350 °F (180 °C) oven for 45 - 50 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 160-170 °F (71-75 °C) and juices run clear (keep in mind if recipe doubled, more cooking time will be required). Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes to re-infuse the juiciness so every bite is moist and power packed with flavour. Cut into thin slices to serve. Makes 2 - 4 servings
- It's absolutely delicious when served served with our Broccoli/Asparagus and Button Mushroom stir fry