Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Island Pork Tenderloin
- recipe courtesy of the P90X cookbook
• 16 ounces pork tenderloin. Lean.
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 teaspoon olive oil
• 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
• 1/2 tablespoon fresh garlic, finely chopped
• 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
Preheat 350 degrees.
Stir together: salt, pepper, cumin, chile powder, and cinnamon, then coat pork with the spice rub. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a 12-inch skillet over moderately high heat and brown pork, turning, about 4 minutes.
Stir together: brown sugar, garlic, and Tabasco sauce and pat onto top of tenderloin. Place pork in a roasting pan and cook in oven for 20 minutes. Allow to rest a few minutes before carving.
Cook's Note: This took me longer than the recommended 20 minutes to cook, and my oven runs hot. Just be sure to cook it until your tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. I served this with a side of Browned Rice and some roasted garlicky green beans. The rice is perfect for the sticky sauce. And though I've yet to try it, I bet this would be delicious with some roasted apples or pears and a little extra sauce.