101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

I'm always in the search for a new pork tenderloin recipe. This offering is an oven based recipe that is moist and tender with a nice taste.

I do a lot of pork and tenderloin is a favorite. I just wanted something different. I used the rub from a Food Network recipe.  A 5 star rated recipe so I want for it.

Rating
It was good... the but is...  the garlic as used imparted very little garlic flavor. To the point my wife wanted to know why I didn't use any garlic. This got it the 3 and not a 4.

Notes: I used my standard pan sear oven roasted cooking technique for pork tenderloins. It was only a  slight departure from the Food Network method.



Start by preheating oven to 400 degrees convection. Trim a pork tenderloin and remove any silverskin. Mix the spices: 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander and thyme.
Rub the spice mixture into the pork tenderloin.
In an oven safe pan (cast iron is great here), heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. When hot, add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tenderloin and sear each side for about 2 minutes. There meat is triangular so that is 3 sides.
Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until internal temp of 155. About 20 minutes. Remove and move to serving plate. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.





Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin


A Food Network 5-star recipe that has a nice taste and is a simple weeknight dish.
Ingredients
  • 1 pork tenderloin trimmed
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t coriander
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1 T oil
Instructions
1) Start by preheating oven to 400 degrees convection. Trim a pork tenderloin and remove any silverskin. Mix the spices: 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander and thyme.2) Rub the spice mixture into the pork tenderloin.3) In an oven safe pan (cast iron is great here), heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. When hot, add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tenderloin and sear each side for about 2 minutes. There meat is triangular so that is 3 sides. 4) Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until internal temp of 155. About 20 minutes. Remove and move to serving plate. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings


Updated

April 14 2012

DrDan

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1 Comments:

At April 15, 2012 at 2:23 AM , Blogger Chris said...

Weird, it would seem that the garlic would be more noticeable, wouldn't it?

 

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