I modified this recipe slightly to use what I had on hand (thyme and oregano instead of basil), and I doubled it to feed our lsrge family and have leftovers for my husband's lunch the next day. My preschool-aged children enjoyed it (my four year old cleared his plate - a rarity!). I loved that it was easy to prepare and it looked so pretty on the plate. I have only made pork tenderloin in the oven so it was fun to try something new. I do think care should be taken when choosing side dishes - I served mashed potatoes and broccoli, and it was kind of blah. I wish I had at least added fresh garlic to the potatoes.
I gave 4 instead of 5 because while I liked it, I wasn't jumping up and down over it. My husband said it was "good" but wasn't oohing and aahing over it like he does when he really loves something. I will most likely make it again, though.
After trying this again, I'm upping my rating to 5 stars (from 4). YUMMY! I think I used a better quality of pork the second time around. It was incredible - tender, extremely flavorful, and it reheated really well too!
*** Four years later, this recipe is still in my regular rotation. I have made it for friends when they were sick or just had a baby and they all loved it! I sometimes cook the carrots on the side because my husband will eat them but he doesn't care for them; they are just as good when chopped, steamed, and added later for those who like them. Thank you CARRIEKWF for this recipe that has stood the test of time
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I modified this recipe slightly to use what I had on hand (thyme and oregano instead of...