ah monday night. so much better than monday mornings don't you agree? the hardest day of the work week is out of the way and its the best tv night of the week! and no not because of monday night football (did you catch the reference in my title?). i'm talking about gossip girl and possibly a new fav hart of dixie. rachel bilson and country music, you can't go wrong with that.
since i had my tv lineup to attend to i needed a recipe that didn't require a lot but would also please the boyf. you didn't think he'd put up with these shows for free did you? oh no. so i whipped up something with pork, thyme, lots of garlic and pears. thats it, four ingredients!
herb-roasted pork tenderloin with pears
adapted from everyday food
1.5 lb pork tenderloin, excess fat removed
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 bartlett pears, cored and cut into chunks
heat oven to 475 degrees. with a paring knife, cut 10~15 slits in the pork and stuff with garlic and thyme. salt and pepper the meat then brown all sides (about 10 minutes). add the pears and cook in the oven until the pork reaches an inner temp of 145 degrees. transfer pork to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. hurry and shove the plate in front of your man so you can watch your stories!
i recommend using pears that aren't completely ripened because they get quite soft in the oven. also please please please always use fresh herbs. it'll make all of your cooking taste that much better. and thyme, that shit tastes good in about anything. also, did you know the fda changed its recommendations on cooking pork? you can now cook it like beef, a little red in the middle. like you didn't do that already.