Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cajun Pork Tenderloin

So sorry its been a week since I last posted but it was a crazy few days!


To make it up to you I have a delicious recipe for you today! It is a super easy and flavorful rub for pork tenderloin. 


Pork tenderloin is great because it needs very little prep time, just remove from the package, rinse it and voila! It is also a leaner cut of meat but still very hearty and satisfying. They often go on sale too so keep your eyes open! Additionally, one pork tenderloin will serve about 4 people and some packages even have 2 tenderloins so you can quickly and easily serve 8. 


I took pictures step by step for this but its so simple and they aren't the most beautiful so I will just explain and show the finished product! 


Mix spices together. Rub lime juice all over pork then rub in spices. Grill or broil and voila! I cooked mine outside on the grill so it could get that nice crunchy crust. Mmmmm good! 
Serve with some grilled asparagus & a baked potato! 


Cajun Pork Tenderloin
Recipe courtesy weightwatchers.com


Ingredients


1-2 limes
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp packed light brown sugar
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper 
1.25 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed 


Directions


Rub lime juice all over pork. Mix remaining spices and rub/roll spices onto pork tenderloin. 


To broil: line baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray & and broil about 14 minutes or until meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees in the thickest part of the pork. Turn once during broiling. 


Or grill outside 8-12 minutes or until reaching 160 degrees, turning once. 


Remove from heat and let rest [don't cut it immediately so the juices will stay in] 3-4 minutes. 


Squeeze additional lime juice if desired over top. Serve with veggies and enjoy! 


1 comment:

  1. Yum! This sounds delicious! Looks perfectly grilled in the picture too :)

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