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Six Spice Pork Tenderloin

July 11, 2011

This is a super easy way to make some delicious pork tenderloin. You may even have all of the spices already on hand, since they are not so non-traditional! What I loved about this recipe was the combination of a quick sear on the stovetop and then some high heat baking, which made for a very juicy tenderloin. Of course, you could always grill this too (which would be incredibly delicious!).

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t coriander
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1 t paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half

Then you…

  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander, thyme and paprika. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Pat the pork tenderloin dry with some paper towel.
  3. Dust with the dry spice mixture on both sides and then rub in with your hands until the loin is covered.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with edges with some tinfoil.
  5. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large, nonstick skillet. Add the garlic.
  6. Sear the tenderloin in the skillet about 5 minutes each side, or until golden.
  7. Transfer the pork to the prepared baking sheet and finish cooking in the oven, about 20 – 30 minutes.
  8. Allow the pork to sit for at least 5 minutes after baking before cutting to ensure juicy pork!

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