Pork Tenderloin and Fruit!

What you need:

  • unseasoned pork loin or tenderloin (about 2 pounds)
  • a bunch of spices
  • dutch oven
  • some fruit (I used 1 apple and not very ripe pear)
  • olive oil
  • an oven and a stove

I have no idea how you should do it, but this is what I did:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450
  2. Put dutch oven on high flame on the stove to warm up with some olive oil in it
  3. Lather the meat with some olive oil (use your hands, don’t be afraid to get a little dirty)
  4. Rub all over loin your favorite spices. I used red pepper flakes, garlic powder, basil, pepper, and garlic salt.
  5. Brown loin on all sides in dutch oven for a total of about 8-15 minutes depending on cut and heat. Start with the fat side up.
  6. Dice pear and apple into about 1 inch chunks
  7. Turn off stove and add pear and apple plus the dutch oven lid
  8. Place in oven
  9. After about 10 minutes remove the lid
  10. Pull out after another 5-15 minutes depending on cut. Use the old fashioned poke test to know when to pull it out of the oven.
  11. Let meat rest on cutting board for 5-10 minutes and place fruit in a serving bowl
  12. Slide meat against the grain into about half inch thick hunks
  13. Enjoy!

We served this with a delicious Kale salad that I have no clue how to make.