Pork tenderloin is the tenderest part of the pig. As it sits inside the loin and alongside the backbone, this muscle does not do much work and so stays very tender.
Flodins cookings tips
A pork tenderloin makes it easy to impress guests or family with a special dish. It has a good balance of fat marbling and is very easy and quick to cook (a ’top tip’ to remember when you are in a hurry!) A favourite recipe is to cut a tenderloin lengthways (not quite all the way through) and stuff with cheese or herbs. Then wrap in bacon or prosciutto ham and tie at regular intervals with kitchen string to make a long parcel. Brown on all sides in a frying pan with a little oil or butter and finish by cooking in the oven. Pork tenderloin is also very good for grilling, roasting whole or in slices (as steaks) and takes well to being marinaded before cooking.