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, and 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 softened a bit of regular tub butter and put that in the food processor with some sun-dried tomatoes that we had. I chopped up the tomatoes with the butter, and we used that for the recipe. Then, since the recipe says to chop the capers and stir it into the butter, I just added those into the processor as well.
I used a plain pork loin for this since we are adding our own flavor to it. 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 375 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.
Move the pork to a baking sheet or glass dish and cover 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 to serve.
- 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 375
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