Green Olive-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Pork
Green Olive-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
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Description

This simple recipe takes the pork tenderloin to new heights. The tart and earthy flavors of the olives enhance the sweet and subtle flavor of the pork.  Serve with Caprese Salad and Herbed Couscous and Vegetables. Recipe by Bruce Aidells, author of the "Complete Book of Pork"

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloin (about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 2/3 cup olives (preferably French picholine or other mild-brined green olives)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme (chopped)
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. 1Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. 2Lay the two tenderloins parallel to each other with thin end of one opposite the thick end of the other. This is so that you end up with a roast that is evenly thick from end to end. Using your hand, lightly press on the tenderloins to flatten them a bit.
  3. 3Squeeze each olive between your thumb and forefinger to pop out the pit and then roughly chop them. Place a layer of olives over one of the tenderloins. Place the other tenderloin on top and tie the roast with butcher’s twine at 2-inch intervals.
  4. 4Sprinkle the tenderloins all over with the thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. 5Heat a heavy ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Place the tenderloins in the pan and brown on all sides for about 3 to 5 minutes. Put the pan into the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Begin checking the internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer, checking every 5 minutes until the pork registers 145 degrees F. When done, remove the pork from the skillet to a platter and set aside to rest, covered loosely with foil, for 10 minutes.
  6. 6Cut the roast into 1/2-inch thick slices and serve.
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NutritionView more

370Calories
Sodium22%DV530mg
Fat25%DV16g
Protein106%DV54g
Carbs1%DV3g
Fiber4%DV1g

PER SERVING *

Calories370Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol165mg55%
Sodium530mg22%
Potassium1030mg29%
Protein54g106%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate3g1%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Sugars0g0%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.