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Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Rub Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joseph Reseland

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Spice Rub

3 tsp paprika
3 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt

1 8-10 lb pork loin, trimmed and divided
1/4 c olive oil
oil for browning pork

Directions:
Directions:
Make the spice rub by combining all the spices well. Place them in a dry pan on the stove over medium heat, keeping them moving around until they are heated and begin to smoke. Remove from heat and place in a container to cool.

Trim and divide the pork loin into pieces approximately 10 inches long and 4 inches in diameter. Lightly oil the pork and coat with the spice rub. Place on a plate and refrigerate for a couple of hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Add oil to a large nonstick pan over medium heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, brown the pieces of pork on all sides.
Place the pork loin on a baking sheet, not touching and roast until a meat thermometer registers 150 degrees in the center. Remove the pork from the oven. cover with foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes. so the juices can redistribute. The meat will continue to cook as it rests.

Slice into 3/8 inch pieces and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3-4 hours, depending on refrigeration time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I volunteered at the cooking school at Whole Foods Market in Nashville for a while. This pork recipe is based on one prepared by a local Nashville chef when she taught a class he worked. The chef was "close to the vest" with the quantities, so this is an approximation of her spice rub. It is extremely good (and quite spicy). The cardamom, cinnamon and allspice add a very interesting flavor to the meat.

 

 

 

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