Yummy Baked Tenderloin With Asian Noodles. Recipe for tender and juicy meat served over delicious noodles.
Baked Tenderloin With Asian Noodles
- 1 package pork tenderloins trimmed (comes with 2 pieces, 2 – 2 1/2 lbs. total)
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 4 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons butter sliced into 6 pads
Spice Mix For Tenderloin:
- 1 Tablespoon EACH chili powder, garlic powder
- 1 tsp EACH salt, onion powder onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 8 ounces spaghetti
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 2 zucchinis diced
- 1 carrot grated
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
Sauce for the Asian Noodles:
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon chili paste or your favorite hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lay two long pieces of foil on a baking sheet – these will be used to fold up each tenderloin separately.
In a gallon-size freezer bag, mix salt with warm water until dissolved. Whisk in apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and ice, followed by pork. Brine for ONLY 20 minutes then remove pork from brine, Rinse and and pat very dry. The pork becomes mealy if left in the brine any longer.
Mix in a small bowl whisk together the chili powder, garlic powder, salt, onion powder. paprika and pepper. , Evenly sprinkle tops of pork then rub into pork. Evenly drizzle each pork tenderloin with one tablespoon of lemon juice (2 tablespoons total), then top each tenderloin with 3 pads of butter. Bring up the sides of the foil to completely enclose each tenderloin.
Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When oil is very hot and just smoking, add pork tenderloins, you may need to work in batches. Sear each side of pork until golden, then transfer to foil.
Bake at 400 degrees F until pork registers between 145- and 150-degrees F. at the thickest part of the tenderloin, 15-25 minutes depending on thickness. This means the pork will be juicy and slightly pink in the middle. To check the temperature, carefully unwrap the foil, then wrap it back up if it need to continue baking.
When pork is done, loosen foil (so steam can escape) and let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Set on paper towel to drain and slice into small thin strips. Let cool.
For Asian Noodles:
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, hot sauce, ginger and sesame oil. Set aside.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
Stir in mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchinis and carrot to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in spaghetti, and remaining soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
Place in bowls and layer tenderloin on top.
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