Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
1 pork tenderloin (1 - 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup fig jam
3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
5 fresh basil leaves, torn
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice pork tenderloin lengthwise almost the whole way through (stopping just before the edge, like you would a sandwich). Place the tenderloin between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound it until it's about 1/2 inches thin. Spread the fig jam over one side of the pork, then top with crumbled goat cheese, torn basil leaves and salt and pepper to taste.
Now, roll up the pork and fasten with kitchen twine or toothpicks. Now brush the outside with the oil and season with additional salt and pepper.
Insert your meat thermometer if you have it and let it bake about 30 minutes or so until it reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees.
Remove and let set for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve! I served with simple sides including roasted potatoes seasoned with dried rosemary, salt and pepper tossed in olive oil and green beans with a smidge of butter, salt and pepper and more torn basil.