Perfect Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin Steaks
Why This Recipe Works
For pork tenderloin that was well browned, we began by lightly pounding the pork to create two flat sides that would be easy to sear. Halving the tenderloins crosswise created moderately sized steaks that were easy to maneuver. We placed the pork on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet to raise it off the hot sheet and help it cook evenly. Slowly cooking the pork in a low oven ensured that the meat cooked evenly from edge to edge so that every bite was moist and tender. For great browning, we made sure to pat the pork very dry before searing it in a hot skillet.