Tomato Caper Pork doesn’t look the most appetizing, but it is one of our favorite ways to make a pork loin. We got the recipe many years ago from one of the stands at a Publix store.
One of the original ingredients is something only available from a Publix store. Now that we are in Texas and there aren’t Publix stores, we have had to improvise. The recipe calls for a sun-dried tomato butter that they sell, so we made our own.
It’s not exactly the same, but I made my own sun-dried tomato butter. I also purchase a plain pork loin since we are adding our own flavors to the meat. Tomato caper pork is an easy recipe to make and comes together quickly. As long as you have an oven-proof skillet, it can be made in one pan. This means easy cleanup as well!
Step by Step
Take the pork loin and chop it into slices that are about 1/2″ thick. Coat the pork with some oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 375F and heat a saute pan over medium-high heat with a bit of oil. Cook the pork on each side for about 2-3 minutes. The pork will not be cooked through, you are just searing it on each side.
Add the softened butter and sun-dried tomatoes to a food processor. Pulse until the tomatoes are chopped and combined with the butter. Then add the capers to chop and combine those with the butter mixture.
Cover the pork with half of the tomato butter.
Bake it for about 10-12 minutes, or until the pork is cooked all the way through.
Remove the pork from the oven and top with the remaining butter mixture and sprinkle with parsley. I like to serve this with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo as a side dish.
Tomato Caper Pork
- 1/4 cup butter (softened)
- 1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 tbsp capers
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp parsley (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 375F
- In a food processor, combine butter, tomatoes, and capers
- Heat large sauté pan over medium-high heat
- Cut pork into slices
- Coat pork with oil, salt, and pepper
- Place pork in pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side
- Transfer pork to baking skeet
- Coat pork with half of butter mixture
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until pork is cooked through
- Top pork with remaining butter mixture and sprinkle with parsley
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