Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin





I love this recipe! The first time I made it I didn't get a chance to get a photo, this time I cut Gabe's slices and took it outside for it's glamor shot. 

It's on the list to make again.

Recipe adapted from Jo Cooks

Ingredients:

2 1/2 tbsp salt*
1 tbsp dried oregano*
1 tbsp paprika*
1 tbsp red chili powder*( I also added 1/4 tsp. Slap Yo Mama)
1 tbsp ground black pepper*
1 pork tenderloin about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs
4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp of Cajun spice (from all the * above)

1/2 cup water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Combine in a small bowl the salt, oregano, paprika, black pepper and the red chili powder and set aside.

In a medium size ovenproof skillet melt the butter and add the honey on medium to high heat.Whisk the butter and honey until well combined.

Rub 1 tbsp. of the cajun spice ( which you made up and is now in the bowl)  and rub both sides of the pork tenderloin. 

Place the pork in the skillet and brown on both sides. Don't let the butter/honey burn. Turn down the heat to prevent it from burning.

The skillet with the pork  is placed in the preheated 375 degree oven for 20-24 minutes per pound or final internal cooked temperature of 145 degrees measured by a food thermometer.

When done remove the pork from the skillet to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.

Add water to the skillet to thicken the sauce. I added a some cornstarch to the water because we like a thicker sauce. Cook over medium heat, constantly stirring until the sauce thickens.

Slice the tenderloin and drizzle the sauce over it.

The ingredients for the cajun spice make 6 1/2 tablespoons.  Only 1 tsp was used in this recipe and you have lots left.Add the remaining spice to a small container for when you make this recipe again. 



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41 comments:

  1. This looks mouth watering. You have such a way of making the photos pop out of the screen. Since I am not a pork fan, I am going to try this with chicken. I love Cajun seasoning.

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    1. So do I ! I always have it in the house and this mix is pretty good.

      Thanks so much for the share on facebook!

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  2. I am looking forward to trying this one.....always looking for an idea to change up the pork loin. They are so easy to prepare...love that part!!!

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    1. That's what I liked also- so easy and boy is it good!

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  3. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us on #TheSouthernSpecial. Pinned it.
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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  4. Easy peasy-love that! And it looks amazing too. I love how you can make the spice rub up and have it on hand for this or other recipes. PERFECT!

    Thanks Linda-and Jo. :)

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    1. Carol- think you and Bob would really like this one.

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  5. Simply beautiful. My adoption papers are in the mail!

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    1. You room is ready and the bed is made! Max is waiting for you (wink) He needs more attention LOL

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  6. this looks fantastic! love me some spice! pinning, can't wait to try!

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  7. Oh this looks so good. I would love to try it.

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  8. I like a nice port roast and your Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin looks and sounds amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. Yum! This looks delicious. Will have to give it a try. Thanks! Stopping by from Throwback Thursday. :-)

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  10. This looks so mouth watering !! Great picture !! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. After the holidays I want to try this. Thanks for sharing on Friday Features on Oh My Heartsie Girl!!

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  12. I hope you can share your recipe with my readers too... I post a recipe linky every Friday. Hope to see you there. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I was at XMAS DOLLY! See you next week.

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  13. Delicious cajun honey pork tenderloin, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

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  14. Your pork dish looks delish! Thanks for bringing to #theweekendsocial. Please stop by again Thursday 9:00 PM EST when we do it all again. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

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  15. This looks fabulous, love how moist it looks! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. Laura- I love this recipe, hope you enjoy it also.

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  16. Looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. See you next week! Thanks for the pin

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  17. Yum, Linda. I like the spice paired with honey.
    Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. This looks amazing Linda. I am definitely going to make this. Thanks so much for sharing at DI&DI. since you so a lot of recipes, I thought you might be interested in a great Recipe format for people using Blogger. My friend designed it, when I told him, there wasn't much for a recipe format like Wordpress. I wrote a tutorial. Recipes Generator it is available to try for free, but to get the code, you need to buy it. Etsy Recipes Generator

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  19. Looks great Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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  20. Everyone I see this at a linkup I think it is some wonderful dessert and I click on it Instead it is a wonderful dinner! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back next week and allow us to promote your content!

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  21. This looks so delicious! Congratulations on being featured this week at Dishing It & Digging It! Thank you for linking up with us :)

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    1. Thank you so very much for featuring the pork!

      See you again at the party.

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