We’re having some issues here at the 365 household – computer acting funny, central air conditioner not working, and once again, I’ve got some blurry pictures!
Yes, it’s happened again, so this weekend I plan on really reading that camera manual that my daughter happened to find before she left for college and make my pictures BETTER!
Mr. 365 and I go out to an 8:10 movie and come back to the central a/c not working.
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I’m kidding. I can cook, I’m just very flattered and humbled that y’all are wanting to recreate the things that I bake.
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On tonight’s menu, we are serving a pork tenderloin seared with a delicate blend of orange juice and brown sugar married with an aromatic bouquet of garlic, ginger, cloves, and coriander.
We hope you enjoy it.
Orange Spiced Pork – serves 4 people who do not have large appetites
(you might want to increase the size of the tenderloin if you have a ravenous crowd and you can double the recipe)
1 lb. pork tenderloin
1 cup brown sugar
juice of 1 orange (about 1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon coriander
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
In a Ziploc bag, add brown sugar, orange juice, garlic, ginger, cloves, coriander, parsley, salt and pepper.
Prick the tenderloin on all sides with a fork and place into the bag filled with the marinade.
Seal the bag, making sure to extract any air.
Marinade for 4 hours in the refrigerator, turning the bag over once halfway through.
Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil and place a baking rack on it to hold the tenderloin.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
In a large skillet over high heat, sear the tenderloin so that it browns on all sides reserving marinade.
Transfer to rack on baking sheet and pour 1/3 of the marinade over the meat.
Cook (or rather BAKE – after all, this is a baking blog!) for 40 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reaches 148ºF.
15 minutes into “baking time”, pour another 1/3 of the marinade over the tenderloin. Discard the rest.
Remove from oven and transfer meat to a cutting board. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting to serve.
Well folks, the food critics here dining at the 365 household gave this Orange Spiced Pork Tenderloin rave reviews and voted unanimously to give it 3 1/2 rolling pins.
It was deliciously flavorful (can I even say that?) and had just the right amount of kick to it.
There was a nice hint of orange flavoring with the fresh juice that was added, but I’m sure refrigerated O.J. would work just as well.
This is a dinner I will definitely make again.
Oh, and the GREAT thing about this dish (besides that it was delicious) is that it was SSSSOOOOO easy!!!!
Happy baking, everyone!!
Thank you so much for reading!!
Comments & Reviews
Sweet And Crumby says
Pork tenderloin is my number one go-to protein for so many reasons and I am very excited to have another recipe to add to my repertoire. Thank you! This sounds and looks fab! And thanks for the tip on adding the accented e. I am a complete moron sometimes though, I can’t get it to work so I will ask my 16 yr. old son to try it when he gets home. 🙂
Sue/the view from great island says
Sorry about your air conditioning! But your pork came out great! The spices sound amazing, I’m always really boring when it comes to cooking pork. I will definitely try this!
Great flavors on your pork, it sounds wonderful. Hope that you are all nice and cool relaxing in the A/C.
Maris (In Good Taste) says
It certainly looks very delicious. Glad you had the oven on before the air conditioner broke! Hope Mr 365 got it fixed in a hurry!