Spicy Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Darlene Curtis Modified: March 23, 2022
Spicy Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Recipe

How To Make Spicy Lemon-Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

Savor a flavorful bite of this pork tenderloin, made with lemon juice, rosemary, and red pepper-marinated pork, for an aromatic roasted dish.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 7 hours
Total: 7 hours 50 minutes



  • 6tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ¾cupfresh lemon juice
  • ¼cuprosemary leaves
  • 2tbspred pepper,crushed
  • 6clovesgarlic
  • 4pork tenderloin
  • salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste


  1. In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, lemon juice, rosemary, red pepper, garlic, and pork

  2. Press out any air in the bag, seal, and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours.

  3. Let the pork stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and preheat a griddle or a very large skillet. Remove the pork from the marinade.

  5. Scrape off most of the garlic and rosemary and season the tenderloins with salt and pepper. Set them on the griddle and cook over high heat for about 6 minutes until browned all over.

  6. Transfer the tenderloins to a large, rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 14 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 130 degrees F.

  7. Cover the tenderloins loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

  8. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 404.91kcal
  • Fat: 19.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.20g
  • Fiber: 0.51g
  • Sugar: 0.70g
  • Protein: 52.51g
  • Cholesterol: 164.13mg
  • Sodium: 678.57mg
  • Calcium: 27.76mg
  • Potassium: 1047.31mg
  • Iron: 2.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 5.13µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.71mg
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