Lemon Soy Pork Tenderloin
As you many have noticed (here, here, and here), I love to pair pork with fruit. Pork has a strong enough flavor that it can stand up to the sweetness of fruit. For this reason, I knew I wanted to find a way to make a sauce for pork tenderloin with lemon marmalade. After several attempts, I’m pretty happy with this recipe and hope you will be too!
Let’s get to it!
Start by preheating your oven and putting a cast iron on the stove over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the pork tenderloin with salt and add it to the hot cast iron skillet. Brown a few minutes on all sides. You want a nice sear, to get some good flavor.
Once it’s browned on all sides, put the tenderloin in a baking dish and cook for about 25 minutes.
While the pork is in the oven, put the cast iron skillet back on the stove over medium heat. Add the oil and onions and saute until the onions are soft.
Now add the chicken stock to deglaze the pan. This will help to scrape up any porky bits left in the pan. Now add the lemon marmalade, soy sauce, and garlic.
Let that come to a simmer and thicken. Turn the heat down to low to keep warm.
Take the pork out of the oven and spoon the sauce over it.
Cook another 5 minutes, or until the pork registers about 140°. Let the pork rest about 10 minutes before slicing. This will ensure the porks stays juicy!
Serve the pork with rice. The pork is nice and juicy and the sauce perfectly toes the line between sweet and savory. It also makes great leftovers!
- 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 3/4 cup lemon marmalade
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and put a cast iron on the stove over medium-high heat.
- Sprinkle pork tenderloin with salt and add it to the skillet. Brown on all sides.
- Put the tenderloin in a baking dish and cook for about 25 minutes.
- Return skillet to stove over medium heat. Add the oil and onions and sauté until onions are soft.
- Add chicken stock to deglaze the pan. Add lemon marmalade, soy sauce, and garlic. Simmer to thicken. Turn heat down to low to keep warm.
- Remove pork from oven and spoon sauce over it. Cook another 5 minutes, or until pork registers about 140.
- Rest about 10 minutes before slicing.