Orange Baked Pork Tenderloin
Preparation: 15 min. Cooking: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
- 2 Lb pork tenderloin
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter , softened
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme , or sage, crushed
- 1/4 pinch cayenne
- 1 3/4 Cup orange juice
- 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
- 3 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp aromatic bitters
Preheat oven to 375 ℉. Pat tenderloins dry with paper towels. Combine butter, thyme or sage and cayenne in a bowl. Spread mixture on tenderloin. Place meat in a 12x8 inch buttered baking dish. Pour 1 normal cup orange juice into pan. Bake 20-30 minutes per 1 lb, basting several times with cooking liquid, or until a meat thermometer registers 160 ℉. Remove cooked tenderloin from pan and keep warm. Measure cooking liquid, adding orange juice to make 1.5 normal cup . Combine flour, sugar, 2 normal Tbsp orange juice and aromatic bitters in a saucepan. Add cooking liquid. Cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens. To serve, slice tenderloin into 1 inch slices and spoon sauce over all.