Simple Steam Oven Pork Tenderloin

Carlene Thomas RDN
Carlene Thomas RDN
September 15, 2023
Use the Anova Precision Oven’s sous vide mode and 100% steam for juicy, tender pork that’s impressive enough for a holiday dinner but easy enough for a weeknight meal.
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Simple Steam Oven Pork Tenderloin
4.72 (11)
1 (1-pound)
pork tenderloin
2 tsp
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
bay leaves
1 Tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
6 sprigs
fresh thyme
½ small
shallot, thinly sliced
2 small cloves
garlic, smashed with the back of a knife
Finishing salt, to taste

1. Preheat the Oven

Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: 100%
Temp: 147°F
Heat: Rear

2. Season Pork

Place the tenderloin on a rimmed sheet pan and season with salt and pepper on all sides.
Season Pork

3. Add Bay Leaves

Tuck the bay leaves under the tenderloin.

4. Insert Probe

Place the probe in the thickest part of the tenderloin.
Insert Probe

5. Cook

Transfer to the oven, attach the probe, and cook until the pork has reached its target temperature, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: 100%
Temp: 147°F
Heat: Rear
140°F Probe Target

6. Dry

Remove from the oven and remove the probe. Pat very dry with paper towels and discard bay leaves.

7. Heat Pan

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil just begins to smoke, add the tenderloin and sear on 3 sides.
Heat Pan

8. Add Butter and Aromatics

As you flip to the final side, add the butter, followed by the thyme, shallot, and garlic. Continue to sear, basting with the butter, until the pork is deeply browned.
Add Butter and Aromatics

9. Plate and Serve

Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice into medallions and transfer to serving platter. Drizzle with pan drippings and sprinkle with finishing salt. Serve.
Plate and Serve
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