Meet the Sullivans: Spicy-Sweet Pork Tenderloin

April 4, 2011

Spicy-Sweet Pork Tenderloin

We made this dish for dinner tonight! I had never cooked a pork tenderlion before, and this won't be the last time--we really liked this Cooking Light recipe! It was so fast and easy!

Spicy-Sweet Pork Tenderloin 

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon bottled minced fresh garlic (I used fresh)
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic (I used fresh)
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 (¾-inch-thick) slices
⅓ cup bottled salsa
1 tablespoon seedless raspberry preserves (I used grape)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Flatten each pork piece to 1/2-inch thickness using your fingertips. Add pork to pan; spoon soy sauce mixture evenly over pork slices. Cook 3 minutes or until browned. Turn pork over; cook 3 minutes or until done. Remove from pan.
  3. Add salsa and preserves to pan; increase heat to medium-high. Cook 30 seconds or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Serve pork with salsa mixture, and sprinkle with cilantro.

The next time I make this recipe I will double the "soy sauce" mixture because I couldn't quite stretch it for all the pork slices. I used grape jelly, because it's what we had and I think the sauce worked out just fine! We served it on a bed of basmati rice.

1 comment:

Kendall Jones said...

Yum, can't wait to try it! Pork Tenderloin is only oneofthebestthingsever!