If you're looking for comfort food or a quick and easy weeknight dinner my Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin is sure to please. Your family is going to love this One pan skillet dinner!
How to make Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin
Making dinner at home shouldn’t become a project, it should fun and easy, with the end results being delicious! My new series Skillet Dinners is a great way to accomplish all those goals.
My first in the series is Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples, Potatoes, Fennel and Carrots, and not only is it easy to make but since you don’t have much prep work to do you can have some fun getting your Mise en place together. This is what you need to prep your Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin for dinner.
Another wonderful aspect of a Skillet Dinner is the fact that you only have one pan to clean up afterward and that’s a good thing! I used pork tenderloins which are generally sold two to a pack, you only need one for two people so you can freeze the other for another time, or find another delicious way to serve it. Chicken would also make a good substitute for the pork if you’d like to mix it up.
But no matter how you cook it up, with pork or chicken its a Restaurant Style Meal you can make in your own home faster than picking up take out and a lot less expensive than going out to a local restaurant.
If you enjoy pork as much as I do, you may also like these recipes:
- Peppered Pork Loin with a Sweet Chili Pecan Fruit Sauce
- Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
- Coffee Dry Rub Pork Chops
- Oven Roasted Rack of Pork
Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Potatoes
- 1 pound pork tenderloin cleaned and cut into 1 thick slices
- 1 large apple peeled and sliced or chunked
- 2 medium potatoes cut into thin slices
- 1/2 bulb fennel cored and chopped (save some of the for garnishing)
- 1 small onion peeled and chopped
- 1 large carrot peeled and sliced
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup flour seasoned with sea salt and black pepper to dredge the pork
- 2 tbsp olive oil to saute
- 1 cup chicken stock as needed about 1
- heat a deep saute pan or skillet
- add olive oil
- dredge pork slices in seasoned flour and place in hot pan, reduce heat to medium high and saute pork on each side for 2-3 minutes then remove from pan.
- add more oil to the pan if needed, then add potatoes, fennel, onions and carrots to the pan. Coat in oil, season with sea salt and black pepper and saute over medium heat for 5 minutes
- add apples and mix together allowing to cook for a few minutes
- add pork and some of the chicken stock , cover the dish and turn the heat down to medium allowing the everything to finish cooking for about 15 minutes.
- **You can place the pan into a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes instead of finishing the dish the stove.
- add some of the chopped fennel leaves to the dish and garnish with a sprig of fennel when serving.