Monday, May 30, 2011

- quick recipe of the week -

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to everyone who has served our country!

This recipe comes from Nikki over at Pennies on a Platter

Nikki is a cook, a progressing photographer, and the author of an fantastic blog! She is a stay at home mom living in the Southern California desert, married to a pastor, (who is also the love of her life), and mom to the cutest little boy, Judah. Visit her blog to meet her super cute family, and get even more delicious recipes!

Island Pork Tenderloin
2.5 lbs pork tenderloin

For spice rub:
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pork tenderloins (2 1/4 – 2 1/2 pound total) trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil

For glaze:
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Tabasco

Stir together salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Coat pork with spice rub.
Heat oil in an ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until just beginning to smoke. Brown pork, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes total. Remove from heat; leave pork in skillet.

Stir together brown sugar, garlic and Tabasco in a small bowl. Pat the mixture on top of the tenderloins.
Place the skillet in the oven at 350 degrees. Roast until thermometer inserted diagonally into the center of each tenderloin registers 140 degrees, about 20 minutes. Let pork stand in skillet, loosely covered with foil for 10 minutes.

(Image credit Pennies on a Platter)

 How good does that sound?? Yummy!! Enjoy!


Nekky said...

Hello, sorry it took me so long to put your blog on my list, I was on vacation. I'm back now and trying to put things together. You can now go to my blog and check it out. I hope it will help draw some traffic to you.
This recipe sounds easy and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

LessThanPerfectParents said...

Following you back! This recipe looks delicious!!!!

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