This recipe has been a good friend for a long time.
And why not?!! It is SO simple to prepare and get on the table on a busy night. It’s naturally gluten free, keto, low carb, paleo and Whole30 friendly…so it makes this skillet meal perfect for so many!
Pork tenderloins are naturally tender and lean and so simple to cook. They have long been one of my preferred cuts, and the kids love them too!
In this preparation, a simple pan fried pork medallion gets drizzled in a flavorful lemony pan sauce. But of course, if you are my kids…you like your medallions au naturale – no sauce for you!
How do I know my pork tenderloin is cooked? Can it be pink inside?
The easiest way you can ensure any of your meats are cooked to perfection is to use a meat thermometer. I keep my instant read thermometer on hand for all sorts of kitchen tasks!
Pork should be cooked to 145 degrees.
There will be a slight pink hue in the center, not to worry! It’s perfectly safe!
Stove top pork tenderloin serving suggestions:
To make this a complete meal, consider some of these options:
- Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes
- Simple Sautéed Broccoli, or check out how to blanch broccoli perfectly every time!
- Cauliflower Mash
- Quick Oven Roasted Cauliflower
- This fried cabbage is lightening quick!
- Vegan zucchini fries are delish and good for you!
What some additional easy pork recipes?
Looking for some additional simple ways to prepare a pork tenderloin? Here a few ideas!
- Char Sui Pork is a delicious Asian preparation of a pork tenderloin! Marinated and grilled to perfection!
- Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin @ Wonky Wonderful
- These pork chops with apples are a perfect way to marry a classic flavor combo!
- How about some pan-fried pork chops? Ready in a flash!
Stove Top Pork Tenderloin Recipe:
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Pork Tenderloin Diane - Gluten Free & Paleo
A perfect one skillet pork tenderloin recipe that is ready in in under 20 minutes!
- 1 pound pork tenderloin cut into 5 or 6 two inch thick diagonal pieces
- 2 teaspoons lemon pepper or more to taste
- 2 tablespoons cassava flour or rice, or tapioca starch, or any light starch or flour you have on hand!
- 2 tablespoons ghee or butter
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce gluten free
- 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley optional
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper to taste
Using a meat mallet (or rolling pin or heavy skillet), flatten each piece of tenderloin to 1/2". thin even pieces.
Sprinkle surfaces of pork with lemon pepper, then your choice of flour...this really just a sprinkling to gave it added crunch, but you could forgo the flour altogether if you'd like: I just like the texture it provides!
Heat ghee or butter in heavy cast iron skillet over medium heat; brown pork evenly, about 3 minutes on each side. I like to wait and flip the them when I see the cooked pork color creeping up the sides of the piece.
Remove to serving platter, keep warm, turn heat to low.
To the pan, add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and mustard to skillet. Cook, stirring with pan juices, until heated through. Pour sauce over medallions, sprinkle with parsley and serve.