Pork Tenderloin Roasted With Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Olives

Pork tenderloin can be a wonderful "other white  meat", but it can also be dry and tough if you don't treat it well.. This one-dish meal brings all the flavors of summer together and keeps the pork tender and juicy.

Servings: 4

20 Cloves Garlic
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Lemon, quartered, seeds removed
1 Tablespoon Grated Fresh Ginger Root
1 Tablespoon Adobo Sauce
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, + some to oil the pan
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 Large Lemon, sliced thin
1 Package Pork Tenderloin
1 Pound Small Yukon Gold Potatoes, ~2" in diameter, quartered
2 Sweet Peppers, cut into 2" spears
4 Plum Tomatoes, halved lengthwise
10 Kalamata Olives, pitted and sliced thin lengthwise
1 Tablespoon Fresh Rosemary

  • Preheat oven 250° and spray some olive oil in a 13x9 shallow baking pan
  • Remove silver skin from pork.
  • Process 2 cloves of garlic, the lemon quarters, ginger, adobo sauce, 1 1/2T oil and salt.
  • Brush pork generously with garlic-lemon mix and season with S&P. Let sit at least 20 minutes.
  • Toss potatoes and remaining garlic with 1/2T olive oil and bake while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  • When potatoes are slightly brown remove pan from oven and put potatoes and garlic aside.
  • In same baking pan make bed of overlapping lemon slices and place pork on the lemon slices.
  • Arrange potatoes and garlic around pork and sprinkle with olives and rosemary.
  • Roast pork in middle of oven for ~20 min.
  • Brush pork with remaining garlic-lemon mix.
  • Toss tomatoes and sweet peppers with remaining oil until well coated and add to pan.
  • Roast ~10 mins. more--until meat thermometer registers 150°.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Move lemon slices to serving plate, slice pork and fan across lemon slices, surround with vegetables, serve and enjoy!
Per Serving: 363 Calories; 17g Fat (41.2% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 37g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol; 774mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 3 Fat.

May also be made with chicken breasts which are skinned, but not boned.
It may also be made with cut-up skinless boneless chicken breasts, but after roasting the potatoes and garlic, quarter the lemon slices and do the remainder in a covered glass or ceramic dish in the microwave.

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