all sorts of recipes, from me to you

all sorts of recipes, from me to you…

Monday, June 28, 2010

Spicy Pork Tenderloin

We really enjoy roasted pork tenderloin.  It’s versatile, easy and makes a good and easy dinner.

This one is a spicy dish packed with a combination of delicious flavors, thanks to Dijon mustard, orange juice, honey, fennel seeds, mustard seeds and lots of pepper.  It smelled sweet as it was roasting and I was afraid it would taste sweet ~ never fear, it turned out wonderfully with no sweet taste, just spicy goodness!  Love the aroma of the fennel!

Pork tenderloin is always a good choice when trying to come up with a meal that will please most people.  It reminds us of Mom’s great home cooking and the great flavors in this one will bring you a smile from everyone at your dinner table!



¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground allspice
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 pounds pork tenderloin


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, whisk together the first 9 ingredients.
Place the meat on a roasting pan and brush some sauce over it.
Bake until thermometer registers 160 degrees, about 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
Slice and serve.


It’s spicy and delicious!!!

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Susan said...

I would love this.

Cathy said...

Yum, this is my kind of dinner. Easy and flavor packed. Love all the flavors in the marinade, Pam.

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Loving this recipe, Pam! We love to make pork tenderloin, so the more ways we know how to make it, the better! I can't wait to try this!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds delicious but was your Dijon mustard hot or mild? There are many different mustards sold in Dijon. Diane

Beth said...

We, too, love pork tenderloin. This looks yummy and I will have to try this for sure.

Pam said...

Susan, it is one of the best recipes for pork tenderloin that I have come across. We really like it!

Cathy, thank you! It is so easy and the oven time allows a person to move on to something else. Hope you try it for its delicious flavors!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl, there are so many recipes for pork tenderloin but this one is REALLY good! Let me know if you make it!

Diane, the dijon mustard was mild. With the mustard seeds and crushed red peppers, it does not need any more heat unless that is what you really like more of. I hope you try this, we thought it was great!

Beth, great! I hope you like it as much as we do. Have a good day!

Salsa Verde said...

Must be delicious. I have to try it!!

Clements Family said...

Oh this looks delish! We will be trying this!!

Angie's Recipes said...

The pork tenderloin looks delectable!

Linda said...

I love pork tenderloin! Wonderful flavor combination.

I am really excited about Friday! You are going to be fantastic on the radio!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This looks excellent! i love the pork tenderloins too, I need fennel seed though, that's one spice I don't have!

Juliana said...

Pam, the tenderloin must taste delicious with all the flavor in it fruity :-)

Lyndsey said...

That's good to know that it doesn't taste sweet. The honey probably balances out the spiciness and works well with the overall flavors of the dish! It sounds really good, looks good too. I love to make pork tenderloin, they come in so handy!

Dishesdone said...

Love the flavors in this recipe! Big fan of pork tenderloin, I've made it with maple syrup! Will have to give yours a try next, it looks so good!

Pam said...

Salsa Verde, it's good! Love to you and thank you!

Clements Family, great! I hope you like it!

Angie's Recipes, thanks! It's tender and tangy!

Lazaro Cooks! said...

I am a big fan of pork tenderloin. This is a truly gorgeous recipe.

Be well

Pam said...

Hi Linda! I am so excited that I will be actually talking to you and joining you on your radio cooking segment Friday!!! I'm really looking forward to it! Woo hoo!!!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

I left you two awards on my blog!! Thanks for all the support and love!!

Pam said...

Debbi, thanks! The fennel seed is what really adds to the great taste. I hope you make it!

Juliana, yes! There's a great orange flavor also. It's great for pork Thanks!

Lyndsey, yes! The aroma was great while roasting, even if was sweet smelling. I was amazed that the sauce didn't taste the same. It's just a perfect blend of ingredients. Tenderloin is so easy to make, good and tender also! Thanks for the visit!

Dishesdone, yes to the honey! I did the post of a pork roast on Dec. 23rd using the honey. It's good also and I bet yours is too! This recipe is just spicier for a different flavor. Hope you try it!

Lazaro Cooks! Thank you! Try it - it's great, it really is! And thanks for stopping by!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans, wow! You are so welcome and thank you! The same right back at you! I will check the awards out shortly. I so enjoy your blog and look forward to reading your great posts! Cheers to you!

Holly said...

I just printed this family loves pork tenderloin but are a little sick of prep and cooking method. I am happy to have found a new idea.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

I make something similar but it has cumin in it. I havent made this is years. Usually make it when we are having another family over since it goes the distance and is not that expensive. Great recipe!

Pam said...

Holly, great! It is so delicious and I am happy you will be trying it for your family! Thanks for the kind comment!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans, yours sounds good also with the cumin. It's a great recipe for company and an easy one for you to make! Have a great rest of the day!

Mimi said...

Another tasty recipe. I love all of the flavor you packed into the marinade.

Raina said...

The flavors in this sound wonderful. My family loves pork tenderloin. I will definitely give this a try. Thanks!

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

I will have to try this one. We love pork tenderloin. Thanks, Pam.

theUngourmet said...

Pork tenderloin is so wonderful. This recipe looks so terrific with all of the great spices! Yum!

Joanne said...

This sounds delicious! I'm roasting a pork loin today with no real idea what I'm going to baste it in. Think I've figured it out!

Pam said...

Mimi, thanks and you have a good day!

Raina, wonderful! I hope they like it as much as we do!

My Kitchen in the Rockies, thank you! Glad you stopped by!

theUngourmet, it's spicy delicious! Thank you!

Pam said...

Joanne, great! I hope you try this one! It's really good! Have a wonderful day!

Deborah said...

I haven't made a pork tenderloin in way too long! This sounds delicious!

Pam said...

Deborah, hope you give this one a try as it tastes great!