Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Tenderloin To Satisfy A Week Day Lull!
I have missed you so much! The last few weeks have been hectic, if I do say so myself. We hosted our first Thanksgiving and while that went very well, it was also quite stressful. Ya know, when you usually cook for two or bring stuff to potlucks–this just hit different. Or maybe it’s because I’m always an anxious mess haha! Either way, I do have a recipe I’ll be reviewing from that dinner in a few weeks–I promise!!
Today we’re back to regular, yet spectacular recipes that you can make during the week!
This week we’re checking our a recipe for a Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Tenderloin!
This recipe is by NeighborFood Blog and you can find the recipe right -> here!
Making The Mediterranean Filling And Glaze For The Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
This recipe is extremely easy to follow and the ingredients are easily accessible at most grocery stores. Spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and our friends–red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
The most hands-on cooking of this recipe takes place right at the start when you’re cooking the spinach and garlic. Once that is wilted and drained, you can combine the rest of the filling ingredients to be ready for the pork tenderloin.
Now I will say this for those who do not prefer the flavor of pickled foods, or anything that is a slightly acidic–sun-dried tomatoes do pack a punch. I LOVE them, but if you’d only like a hint of that flavor, then do reduce the amount that you put in the filling. Really, it will still taste great 🙂
As for the glaze? It’s the perfect mix of savory, sweet, and just plain delightful. The pork tenderloin doesn’t have much seasoning aside from what is in the filling, so make sure that every bit of the pork is covered in this glaze. Seriously–it’s a winner.
Pork Tenderloin–Such An Underrated Cut Of Meat
I don’t understand why, but I do not see enough recipes utilizing pork tenderloin. It’s such a great cut of meat that cooks wonderfully. Well, when done correctly so it isn’t dry. Frankly, when I’m working on a review for a side, where the protein is not the star, I often choose chicken or pork tenderloin to accompany the meal.
Any pre-packaged pork tenderloin will suffice for this recipe. Cut it deep enough to create a slit large enough to add the stuffing. Once the stuffing is in, tie the pork tenderloin to keep the sides tightly together.
The cooking instructions for this Mediterranean stuffed pork tenderloin are spot on, however as always, do keep an eye on your pork as every oven is different. I cooked my pork tenderloin for the 15 minutes at 425F and then around 20 minutes at 375 F. It was perfectly done in the middle and the filling only complemented the pork.
Recommended Sides For This Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
If you’re in a bind for what to serve with this pork tenderloin, then I recommend keeping it simple. The pork itself is loaded with flavor, so you don’t want to overdo it with your sides. In this case, I air fried some yellow potatoes until crispy and sautéed some broccolini (ya know, to add some veggies to the plate).
So, it put it plainly–focus on sides that aren’t overpowering in flavor so the stuffed pork tenderloin can shine.
Grey’s Grade: 5/5
Making a stuffed pork tenderloin like this during the week will have your peers thinking you had hours and hours to prepare dinner. Little do they know that this comes together in under an hour. This is the main reason why I sincerely enjoyed this recipe. It’s easy to make, bursting with flavor, and can impress any crowd at any point in the week.
The main notes that I will make will be in regards to the filling. If you’re not a fan of Mediterranean flavors, then I may suggest a pass on this recipe. But if you’re open and you love these flavors, then I highly, highly recommend this.
This is definitely a recipe I’d love to make again. I’d likely reduce the amount of feta and sun-dried tomatoes, just because my husband isn’t a huge fan of that combination, but hey–more for me!
As always, if you’d enjoyed this review, I hope you check out this recipe and explore more that NeighborFood has to offer!
What’s your go-to weekday dinner that you make when the holidays are around the corner? Let me know in the comments!
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