Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Pears

Ingredients:

2 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of any fat
2 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
2 Bartlett pears, quartered and cored

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

Lay the pork tenderloin on a cutting board and, using a paring knife, cut about 20 slits into pork. Place a small slice of garlic and a few leaves of thyme into each.  Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.

Heat olive oil in a large oven proof skillet.  Add pork tenderloin.  Let cook about 3-4 minutes on each side until browned all over.  Add pears to pan.

Place into heated oven and roast about 15 minutes, until pork registers 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer.  Let rest 10 minutes.  Serve pork with pears on the side.  Drizzle each slice of pork with some of the pan juices for even more flavor. 

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