Pork Tenderloin with Olives and Peppers

May 14, 2012 · 6 comments

in dairy-free,healthy,pork,quick and easy

(Yikes, someone needs to take a few minutes next weekend to bust out the Bar Keepers Friend on her pans!)

I was sifting through food pictures the other day when I came across this meal. I thought to myself…wait, did I ever blog this? I checked to make sure. Nope. Forehead slap.

Finding this picture was like (a very toned down and pretty lame) Christmas morning. Not only did I have something new to post, I remembered a good, easy meal we had! The reason this didn’t get posted when I made it was because I had just posted a pork tenderloin recipe and wanted to stick a few other recipes in between. But, I have the memory of someone three times my age, so that didn’t really work out for me too well.

This recipe is so easy, but I really liked the way it turned out. I generally tend to roast pork tenderloin and, while there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s nice to occasionally switch the preparation up a bit and cook something that takes even less time. The original recipe calls for mashed anchovy fillets, but I didn’t have any, so I finely chopped some kalamata olives instead. These lent the briny, salty goodness the anchovies would have added.

I liked the rosemary both with the olives and the pork, and balsamic vinegar goes well on everything. Truth. This meal only takes about 15 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for a weeknight.

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bellini May 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

Glad you brought this recipe out of the archives Elly!

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Ann P. May 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

YAY, a 15-minute weekday meal that is 100% delicious! Thank you Elly! BTW, I like your pans like that. They look rustic and artisanal. ;)

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Joanne May 15, 2012 at 5:42 am

It’s kind of embarrassing how often I discover random food photos that I never posted also…

Love the tip to sub anchovies with olives! This looks like such a quick/easy/healthy/delicious meal!

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Nikki May 15, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I often find “lost” photos, too, so I totally know what you mean about it being a Christmas morning feeling!

I’ll have to try this pork recipe, but I know I’ll just use the kalamata olives instead of the anchovies, even if they were readily available! ;)

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fruitandcake May 21, 2012 at 5:33 am

Hi, loved your recipe. I particularly like the touch of rosemary and balsamic vinegar. I find the mix of these two heavenly. If you want to have a different version of tenderloin recipe, you are welcome to visit my “Stuffed tenderloin with Aegina’s pistachio” post at http://fruitandcake.com/?p=1578 I think you will like it.
Thanks for your post. Bye.

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Emily May 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

Everything you make looks amazing!

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