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Pork Tenderloin with Grainy Mustard-Orange Rub

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Pork Tenderloin with Grainy Mustard-Orange Rub

Pork Tenderloin with Grainy Mustard-Orange Rub
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Cutting the tenderloins into serving pieces makes the cooking time of this fast-cooking piece of meat even faster. The spiked mustard sauce is an instant hit with grown-ups and kids alike.


  • 2 3/4-pound each pork tenderloins
  • 1/3 cup grainy mustard
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 450°F with rack in middle position.
  • Cut tenderloins into 6 serving pieces, pat dry, then sprinkle with 1¼ teaspoons salt and ¾ teaspoons pepper (total). Stir together mustard, zest, juice, and garlic.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy oven-proof skillet over medium high heat until it shimmers, then sear pork until browned on 1 side, about 5 minutes. Turn pork over and spoon mustard mixture over browned sides.
  • Transfer skillet with pork to oven and roast until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove skillet from oven and let pork stand, in skillet, 5 minutes.