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Spicy Seasoned Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Spicy Seasoned Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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A zesty rub seasons pork tenderloin overnight for exceptional flavor. The next day, it bakes in no time. So it's easy to put a fast yet fancy meal on the table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each), trimmed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with ground ginger and without salt) equals 3-1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat; also, 241 calories, 45 mg sodium, 68 mg cholesterol, 1 gm carbohydrate, 25 gm protein, 15 gm fat.

Directions

  1. Place tenderloins in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. glass baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; rub over tenderloins. Cover and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Pork Tenderloin in Country Pork 1996, p80

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with ground ginger and without salt) equals 3-1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat; also, 241 calories, 45 mg sodium, 68 mg cholesterol, 1 gm carbohydrate, 25 gm protein, 15 gm fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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