October 03, 2012

Diveats - Party Pork Tenderloin

I just realized I've never shared my all time favorite recipe on Diva Says What.  What a travesty!  It's the best thing ever.
It's called Party Pork, but sometimes I just make it for a party of two on any given week night.  It's always a good time to celebrate!
It takes 24 hours of forethought, because you need to marinade it for 24 hours to truly let it shine.  But other than that it's really easy.  And delicious doesn't even begin to describe the flavor.  It's all about the sauce baby.
Here's the recipe:

Can you tell I've used it a few times?

I always, always pair it with this rice.  It's so substantial and beautiful and is really good at sopping up the luscious sauce.
Here's the sauce.  I always take the marinade that I've had the pork in and re-use.  I just bring it to a rolling boil to kill an raw-ness and then simmer it for the entire time that the pork is baking - About 45 minutes at 350, depending on how much meat you use.  I usually just use one tenderloin for two of us.
The sauce is boss, baby!

I was going to take a picture of the whole kit and caboodle but, as usual, I ate it too fast.  I guess that makes me an over aggressive fatass!  But I did remember half way through to take this picture, which does NOT do this meal justice.
Served with wild rice and asparagus.  And bad lighting.

No lie, I'd serve this to the Queen.  It's that sensational.  I just got to have leftovers for lunch and besides the little hiccup of me burning the crap out of my tongue on the rice, it was such a nice midday treat.
When you buy pork tenderloin it seems expensive because a package is about $18 (non-organic).  But two come in a package.  If you use one per meal, that's really only $9 for two people for meat.  That's no more expensive than 2 organic chicken breasts!  Furthermore, most of the other ingredients are standard pantry items that you can throw together in a flash, just add lemon juice!
Here's the legible recipe for Party Pork Tenderloin:
*Note - I always just make half of the marinade because it makes SO much sauce.  1/2 of the recipe below makes enough marinade for 1 or 2 tenderloins, in my opinion.
1.5 - 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1.5 cups of salad oil (I use olive oil, don't know what exactly salad oil is)
- 3/4 cup of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1.5 teaspoons minced fresh parsley (I omit b/c I don't like parsley and hate buying big bushels of herbs only to use a fraction of it)
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
1. Combine all ingredients for marinade and pour over meat.  Cover and refrigerate 24 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees or prepare outdoor grill.
3. Drain marinade from pork and reserve.
4. Place tenderloin on rack in broiler pan or on grill.  (I just use a baking dish)
5. Cook, basting frequently for 30-45 minutes or until desired degree or doneness.


  1. This sounds delicious! I'm going to make it!

  2. I told you I'd see your comment! It reall is delicious. I hope you like it!