Saturday, January 6, 2018

Caribbean Spiced Pork Tenderloin #Recipe @PegCochran

Writers are often on deadline, and I'm sure all of you frequently have deadlines of your own.  That means a dinner that's quick and easy.  But it doesn't have to mean bland!  This pork tenderloin, spiced with cinnamon, cumin and chili powder and covered with a glaze is anything but ordinary!  But it's easy to make and doesn't take much time.

I made a few adaptations.  My tenderloin was 1/4 lb. shy of 1.5 lbs. so I reduced the quantity of the glaze and I cut back on the sriracha because hubby has a sensitive mouth when it comes to hot things!  You can play with it, and it still comes out great.


1.5 - 2 lbs. pork tenderloin

2 TBL olive oil
2 tsps. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. black pepper

3/4 cup brown sugar
2 TBL minced garlic
1 TBL sriracha 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in an oven proof skillet over medium high heat until hot.

Whisk together the ingredients for the rub. Use your fingers to rub it all over the tenderloin.

Place tenderloin in hot skillet and brown on all sides.

Mix the glaze ingredients and spread mixture over the tenderloin.

Place in preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Slice and serve with pan juices drizzled over the top. 


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  1. Replies
    1. It was a different taste but very "seductive!"

  2. I’ve never tried a glaze on pork tenderloin. I usually just bake it in the oven with a dry rub. Then I slice the leftover for sandwiches and drizzle the slices with warm bbq sauce.

    1. Pork tenderloins are so versatile! I've done them lots of different ways. We always enjoy them.

  3. This sounds like a tasty, easy winner. Well done.
    (Does "well done" sound like I'm suggesting the pork be over-cooked? I'll assume you are linguistically clever enough to understand what I mean!) ;o)

  4. I'd have to cut back on the sriracha, too. I like spicy flavors, however not too much spice.