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Author Notes: This is so fast and easy to make so it's one of our weeknight go-to dishes. —crispywaffle
pounds pork tenderloin (2 tenderloins)
inch knob of ginger, grated
1 to 1-1/2
cups apple cider
teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Remove the silver skin from the pork and sprinkle on all sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons cooking oil over high heat. Add the pork tenderloins and brown on both sides.
- Transfer the skillet to the oven. (If you don't have an oven-proof skillet, transfer the pork to a baking dish. Don't wash out the skillet though, you will need it later for the sauce.)
- Bake the pork until a meat thermometer registers 140 F. (For me this is about 12-15 minutes normally.) Take the pork out of the oven and transfer to a cutting board to rest.
- Pour off any of the juice from the skillet (or baking dish) into a measuring cup. Add enough apple cider to make 1-1/2 cups of liquid.
- Set the skillet over medium heat. Add a few drops of oil, then the ginger. Scrape the browned bits from the pan.
- When the ginger becomes fragrant, pour in the liquid and increase the heat to medium-high. Continue scraping the browned bits and bring the mixture to a simmer. Continue simmering to reduce the liquid by half.
- When the liquid has thickened, add salt and pepper to taste. Add the lemon juice. Remove from heat and swirl in 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Slice the pork and transfer to a serving dish. Pour the sauce over it.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Pork with Cider