Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a Blue Cheese and Olive Stuffing

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This one pan dish is actually fairly easy to make and has a French and Mediterranean feel to it. Any store bought olive tapenade will do, but for the blue cheese, I recommend the famous Maytag blue, from Iowa.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
26 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds whole pork tenderloins

  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

  • 1 cup prepared olive tapenade

  • ½ cup crumbled bleu cheese

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh thyme

  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 shallots, minced

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Make a lengthwise cut in each pork tenderloin about 3/4 of the way through. Open each tenderloin, creating a rectangular shape, and place each between two sheets of plastic wrap. Pound each tenderloin into a thin rectangle, about 1/2 to 1/2-inch thick. Remove the plastic wrap, and season each tenderloin to taste with salt and pepper on both sides.

  3. Spread tapenade on 2/3 of each tenderloin sheet, leaving about 1/2 inch of space on the edges. Sprinkle blue cheese and thyme over the tapenade. Starting from the side with the stuffing, roll the meat firmly towards the side without stuffing, being careful not to roll so tightly that you squeeze the stuffing out. Use toothpicks or butcher's twine to secure each roll.

  4. Heat 3 tablespoons canola oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Lightly dredge each tenderloin roll in flour, and shake off excess. Sear the tenderloins in hot oil until golden brown on all sides, about 6 minutes.

  5. Roast in preheated oven to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), 20 to 22 minutes. Remove the pork from the skillet, and set aside to rest in a warm place.

  6. Return skillet to stove over medium-high heat. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil, then stir in shallots and cook until translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in white wine, and boil until reduced by half, scraping the caramelized bits off of the bottom of the pan. Whisk in the Dijon mustard, honey, and lemon juice until smooth. Remove pan from the heat, and rapidly whisk in butter cubes until dissolved. Stir in minced parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  7. To serve, remove toothpicks or twine from the pork, and slice into 1/2-inch medallions. Serve the pork slices ladled with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
27g Fat
17g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 551mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 568mg 12%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.