Roasted Butter Garlic Thyme Pork Fillet

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 Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice, divided
  • 2 pounds pork fillet
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh cut, to garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Add lemon juice, 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic powder, pork fillets, salt, and pepper to a Ziploc bag and marinate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Pat pork fillets with paper towel to completely dry from any moisture from marinade.

Season generously with salt and pepper.

Heat a heavy cast iron pan (or oven-safe heavy pan) on medium high until very hot.

Add butter or olive oil until melted. Add in pork fillets to the pan.

Cook until browned on one side, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic, lemon slices, lemon juice to pan as you sear the other side.

As pork fillets brown on the other side, stir garlic slightly and ladle butter/oil, lemon juice, and garlic from pan over the pork.

When fillets are browned on both sides, transfer to oven and cook until internal temperature reaches 145-160 degrees, about 45 minutes.

Remove and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

By Sharon Feldman

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