Pork tenderloin is stuffed with a delicious mixture of dun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, shallots, and bread crumbs. This is great for a dinner party or special occasion, as it will provide a great center piece which will be easy to carve at the table and se
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup chopped shallots
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2/3 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 (3 pound) beef tenderloin
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Stir in pine nuts, and cook until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Place shallots in the skillet. Cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Mix in garlic and sun-dried tomatoes, and cook 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, mix in pine nuts, bread crumbs, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool.
Slice the tenderloin lengthwise across the top about 2/3 of the way through the meat to create a pocket. Spread stuffing into the pocket. Wrap the tenderloin with kitchen twine to secure the stuffing, and transfer to a roasting pan. Rub the remaining olive oil over the surface of the meat. Season with salt and pepper.
Roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue cooking tenderloin 20 minutes, or to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove from oven and let the meat rest for 15 minutes before serving.