Tonight’s dinner was nice little pork tenderloin seasoned with Hog Heaven Spice mix Anna bought off Amazon. Hog Heaven is a mix of fennel pollen and complementary herbs chosen by Pollen Ranch to highlight the sweet flavor of pork.
Preheat over to 350F, convection (fan) preferred, this cooks a little more evenly and a little faster.
1 Pork Tenderloin, about 1 lb
a few pinches of Hog Heaven*
one onion sliced
a couple of small squashes, sliced.
Butterfly the tenderloin, season inside and out, roll to make a fat short piece of meat and tie to keep it together.
Olive oil into a hot (oven safe) pan, add onions and sear all sides of the pork roll – get some good color. Toss the squashes in the pan and into the oven. Let it cook til it hits 140ish, pull out and cover loosely with aluminum foil. I took the meat out and gave the squash a bit more color (and a touch of salt) in the pan before plating.
It was yummy. Should have made more squash and onions. The only down side is there isn’t really much to make sauce out of – the tenderloin is pretty lean.
Hog Heaven is part of Pollen Ranch’s Meat Lovers Mix, and can be found through Amazon:
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