Cajun-Spiced Roast Pork

2
Total Time
30 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Baked sweet potatoes are the perfect counterpoint to the spicy pork.

Ingredients

paprika

1 Tbsp

ground cumin

½ tsp

sugar

½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp

cayenne pepper

tsp

uncooked lean pork tenderloin

1 pound(s), trimmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. On a sheet of wax paper, combine the paprika, cumin, sugar, salt, and cayenne. Roll the pork in the mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Spray a large ovenproof skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Tuck the thin end of the tenderloin under so it is an even thickness and place in the skillet. Cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the tenderloin registers 160°F for medium, about 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes. Cut into 16 slices. Yields 4 slices pork per serving.

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