How to cook pork tenderloin in the oven with foil? I’ve seen it time and again in various internet searches. My response when faced with the same question would be, “Because it’s how to cook pork tenderloin in the oven with foil.” So let’s get into it. First, let’s cover some basics.
The pork is very lean meat, so you need to make sure that the meat is only about half the size that you would normally want. In fact, if you don’t cook the meat right and allow it to be too full of liquid before cooking, the meat will become dry and rubbery. Rubbery meat will not deliver delicious results no matter how you do it. That said, it is a good idea to leave about one third of the piece of meat in its natural state (the fat and juices will drain out) when you are done cooking it for the first time. Then allow it to rest for up to an hour. This allows the meat to absorb the juices that were drained out while it was resting.
Next, we’ll get to the cutting part. It is best to start with the biggest part – the shoulder blade – because this is the area that tends to produce the most flavorful and moistest meat. If you have cut into the meat and notice that it has a brown or dark color, this is a good sign that it is done.
Start by checking the piece from across the top. The vein on the top side that runs down the back is called a cap. If the vein is white, this means the cut is done. If it is gray, that means the cut is still raw. You can always go back and trim some of the fat away later if needed.
Now, let’s talk about how to cook pork tenderloin in the oven with foil. When you are measuring for your ingredients and preparing the meat, you should use the same measuring techniques you would if you were measuring for tacos or beef. First, you want to measure out the amount of meat you want to cook (approximate, depending on how thin it is), then you want to measure out the amount of baking soda you have (if necessary).
Now you need to wash the meat. It is best to use a grill brush with very hot oil for this purpose. After washing, pat it dry with paper towels and place it in the roasting pan you are going to use. The foil should be positioned over the middle of the roast. The purpose of this is to keep the cut side down, and to keep the juices from boiling up. When you are ready to start cooking, you want to turn the temperature to medium low, and allow the ribs to go into their browning stage (this will vary depending on how thick you want them).
When the ribs are fully browned, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack. Make sure they are cool enough to stand up straight (which means they aren’t touching one another). Once they have cooled, it is time to cut them. Make sure you don’t cut yourself, as you don’t want to end up with large open wounds. If you want a neat and clean cut, it is recommended that you use a bandage to hold the cut side down while you remove the meat.
Once you have removed the meat from the oven you can place it in a large zip lock bag. You want to make sure that the bag is completely sealed, and then you can let it sit for about four hours. This is the perfect time to vacuum seal your loins. After the four hour wait, you can place them in your refrigerator. How to cook pork tenderloin in the oven with foil is done!