Pork tenderloin is a delicious cut of meat but can be a little dry sometimes, This marinade even though its more like a dry spice mix helps to make the meat really tasty and juicy. I used a hot paprika so it was a bit spicy but you could use smoked or sweet paprika if you prefer.
This is a very quick after work dinner if you put the meat into marinade before you go to work but take it out of the fridge for half an hour before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature.
Marinaded paprika pork tenderloin
- 1 pork tenderloin (trim off any excess fat and sinew)
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- low calorie spray oil
Get a large strong plastic food bag and place the pork in it with all the dry ingredients and mix it all together very well until you can see the meat is well coated. Place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight if you prefer.
Take the bag out of the fridge for a half an hour before cooking to allow the meat to come up to room temperature. Remove the meat from the bag and place the meat on a foil covered tray , Spray lightly with spray oil and roast in the oven at gas 6 /200/400 for 30 minutes.
Take out of the oven and cover with foil and leave the meat to rest for 10-15 minutes then slice and serve.
I served this over couscous with some roasted vegetables.
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