Pork tenderloin with ginger cider sauce

By • November 20, 2009 10 Comments



Author Notes: This is so fast and easy to make so it's one of our weeknight go-to dishes.crispywaffle

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Serves 4

  • 1.5 pounds pork tenderloin (2 tenderloins)
  • 1 inch knob of ginger, grated
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. 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.
  2. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons cooking oil over high heat. Add the pork tenderloins and brown on both sides.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Set the skillet over medium heat. Add a few drops of oil, then the ginger. Scrape the browned bits from the pan.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Slice the pork and transfer to a serving dish. Pour the sauce over it.

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