I don’t know what your family’s Christmas traditions are, but we often start off Christmas day with a delicious tenderloin.

Beef or pork, the aromas of properly seasoned and roasting meat wafting through the house most certainly is cause for celebration.

Why not choose pork tenderloin for your family Christmas this year?Lemon Butter Mushrooms and Tenderloin-011

Add a little Kerrygold – yes, it’s important that you use the golden magic – there is no substitute – and some wild mushrooms.

And the rosemary fragrance of the holidays grants us all our Christmas wishes.

Lemon Butter Mushrooms and Tenderloin

1 Tbs. each fresh rosemary and fresh thyme, minced
sea salt and pepper
1 Tbs. Kerrygold butter
1 lb. wild mushrooms
juice of 1/2 lemon
sea salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. 
Bring the tenderloin to room temperature and rub all surfaces with fresh herbs and salt and pepper. On a parchment lined baking pan, roast the tenderloin for exactly 5 minutes (5 minutes per pound). Keeping the oven door tightly shut, turn off the oven and allow the tenderloin to continue to cook for 60 minutes. 
After 60 minutes, insert a meat thermometer into the loin to ensure it has reached a safe 165 degrees.
Remove from oven, tent with foil for about 10 minutes, and then slice to serve.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and salt and pepper. Stir until the shrooms begin to caramelize. Deglaze with the lemon juice. Serve alongside the tenderloin with sprigs of fresh rosemary.

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