Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pears
- 2 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of any fat
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 2 Bartlett pears, quartered and cored
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Lay the pork tenderloin on a cutting board and using a paring knife cut about 20 slits into pork Place a small slice of garlic and a few leaves of thyme into each. Sprinkle all over with salt a pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large oven proof skillet. Add pork tenderloin. Let cook about 3-4 minutes on each side until browned all over. Add pears to pan.
Place into heated oven and roast about 15 minutes, until pork registers 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer.
Let rest 10 minutes. Serve pork with pears on the side. Drizzle each slice of pork with some of the pan juices for even more flavor.