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Pork Tenderloin Florentine

No recipe image available.Florentine, 'in the style of Florence, Italy', usually refers to dishes that are presented on a bed of spinach—or are simply made with spinach. Serve with your favorite pasta and French bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pork tenderloins (about 12 ounces each)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
6 cups torn fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground marjoram
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large skillet cook garlic in hot butter until tender. Stir in spinach, salt, marjoram and pepper. Cook 3 minutes or till spinach is wilted; set aside.
  2. Cut each pork tenderloin lengthwise without cutting all the way through; use fingers to open and flatten tenderloins. Pound each tenderloin with a meat mallet to 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Spread spinach mixture over one of the tenderloins; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place the remaining tenderloin, cut side down, atop the spinach mixture. Secure with string. Place on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  4. Roast in a 425°F (220°C) oven for 20 minutes.
  5. To serve, remove string and slice.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.