Today, we welcome mystery author Lisa Bork to the Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen! Lisa’s book, For Better, For Murder, is the first of the Broken Vows series. For Richer, For Danger will be coming out September 2010.
My husband and I used to love to eat out two or three times a week, especially if we were trying a new restaurant. But with the current state of the economy, plus two kids who no longer order from the children’s menu, we eat at home most nights these days.
Now we love trying two or three new recipes each week to see if they are worthy of becoming “old standbys.” This blog is a great discovery for us!
My husband discovered this recipe for pork tenderloin at our grocery store, and we have prepared it for family dinners as well as for dinner parties, always to everyone’s delight. It quickly became an old standby because it tastes delicious, never turns out poorly, and has a heavenly aroma. Applesauce makes a great complement.
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
1 (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lbs) boneless pork tenderloin
1 ½ cups small potatoes, halved
1 ½ cups celery cut in one inch pieces
1 ½ cups carrots cut in one inch pieces
2 medium onions, quartered
4 T. pure olive oil
1 T. spicy brown mustard
3 T. unseasoned bread crumbs
Pinch each of dried Tarragon, Basil, Savory, Thyme, Rosemary, Fennel, and Lavender, mixed together
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place vegetables in shallow baking dish and toss with 3 T. olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast 20 minutes.
Season pork with salt and pepper. Rub with mustard, spice mix, and breadcrumbs until well coated. Place pork on top of vegetables and drizzle with remaining oil. Roast 15 minutes.
Remove pan from oven, turn pork over, and stir vegetables. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and cook pork to internal temperature of 150 degrees, about 20min/lb.
Remove from oven; let rest 15 minutes. Serve with vegetables. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for visiting with us at the Kitchen today, Lisa! You can learn more about Lisa’s books by visiting her website, http://lisabork.com/books.html .