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Spice Up Your Summer With Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

It's a week into June, but judging by the number of San Franciscans huddled up in coats, you'd never have known it. Since it was too cold to be grilling and chilling outside, I opted for another meat-centric meal inspired by the fiery flavors of Southwestern cuisine.

This recipe calls for baby carrots and red jalapeños, but I didn't want to waste any of the resources I already had on hand, so I used conventional carrots and green jalapeños instead. Whatever ingredients you use, the end result is full of complex flavors. To make this for dinner,

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Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Roasted Carrots

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Roasted Carrots

Bon Appétit Recipe For Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and Carrots

Ingredients

Carrots:
2 pounds carrots, peeled, trimmed
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter, diced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 small jalapeño, seeded, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
Pork:
2 1- to 1-1/4-pound pork tenderloins
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

    Prepare carrots: Arrange carrots on large rimmed baking sheet. Whisk 2 tablespoons water and all remaining ingredients in small bowl; pour over carrots and toss to coat. Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil.
  1. Prepare pork: Preheat oven to 400°F. Roast carrot mixture covered until just tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange pork tenderloins on another rimmed baking sheet. Stir oregano, cumin, chile powder, smoked paprika, and 1 teaspoon coarse salt in small bowl; rub mixture all over tenderloins. Heat oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to skillet and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Return to rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Remove foil from carrots. Nestle pork among carrots on baking sheet, arranging carrots in single layer around pork. Roast uncovered until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of pork registers 145°F, stirring carrots occasionally if beginning to caramelize, about 18 minutes. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer pork to work surface. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange carrots on platter. Top with pork slices, drizzling any pan juices over.

Serves 6.


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sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 6 years
I think it looks fantastic Yum! Perfect doneness.
masoyo masoyo 6 years
Oh!It looks yummy and would to know how to prepare it.But the pork looks uncooked and i like it to be cooked longer as it looks uncooked
Food Food 6 years
Munkeyhed -- As long as pork has reached an internal temperature of at least 145ºF, it's fine to eat. The doneness is a matter of personal preference, but you don't want to overcook your meat, otherwise it will taste dry and tough.
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 6 years
That's awfully pink for fully cooked pork. If that was served to me, I would send it back to be cooked further...
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