Island Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
1 (2 1/2 lb) pork tenderloin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1 Tbsp olive oil
6 Tbsp packed brown sugar (light or dark)
1 Tbsp finely minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp Sriracha or Tabasco sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together salt, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, and paprika. Press and rub mixture around all sides of pork tenderloin.
Heat olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil just begins to smoke, transfer pork to skillet and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until the bottom has browned, then rotate and cook opposite side until browned, about 2 – 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, minced garlic, and hot sauce. Spread mixture over the top of browned pork. Transfer pork (in the oven-safe skillet) to the center of the oven and roast until the center of pork reaches 140 degrees on an instant-read thermometer about 20 – 30 minutes.
Allow pork to rest in the skillet, loosely covered with aluminum foil, 10 minutes at room temperature (temperature should rise to 155 degrees while standing). Carve and serve warm.
Original source: https://www.cookingclassy.com/island-pork-tenderloin/