Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin

You know what’s a super quick and delicious meal?

Pork tenderloin.

Seriously! And it’s very versatile, you can make it so many different ways, it’s wonderful. This little pork tenderloin was amazing. I decided to make it sweet and spicy. You can make it more or less spicy, depending on how much spiciness you can handle, just adjust the Cajun spice.

We loved this pork tenderloin, it was full of flavor and it was cooked to perfection. To get it so that it’s perfect on the outside and perfect on the inside, you have to sear it first on all sides until it’s crisp then put it in the oven so that it cooks in the middle. You’ll end up with the perfect piece of meat.

The recipe for Cajun spice below will make 6 1/2 tbsp of spice, you only need about 1 tbsp for this recipe so keep the rest for later use.

Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

    Cajun Spice
  • 2 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 pork tenderloin about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp of cajun spice (from above)
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients for the cajun spice and set aside.
  3. Season pork tenderloin with cajun spice. In a oven proof skillet melt butter and add honey over medium to high heat; stir.
  4. Place tenderloin in skillet and sear on all sides until browned and crisp. If you find the butter/honey starts to burn, turn heat down.
  5. Place skillet in oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until pork tenderloin is done in the middle.
  6. Remove pork from skillet and cover it with aluminum foil. In the mean time, add water to skillet and cook until sauce thickens and starts to reduce, about 5 minutes.
  7. To serve slice pork tenderloin and drizzle sauce over it.

Notes

The recipe for Cajun spice below will make 6 1/2 tbsp of spice, you only need about 1 tbsp for this recipe so keep the rest for later use.

http://www.jocooks.com/main-courses/pork-main-courses/cajun-honey-pork-tenderloin/

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Paola says

    I’m sure this is a lovely recipe when made right. If only I had read the “fine print” ;) Being new to the kitchen I went right to the recipe details and it turned out to be so super salty my husband and I almost felt over! It would be great if you could incorporate your note regarding the Cajun spice in the recipe itself as well for all us new in the kitchen gals who don’t know any better ;)
    “The recipe for Cajun spice below will make 6 1/2 tbsp of spice, you only need about 1 tbsp for this recipe so keep the rest for later use”.

    • says

      Oh Paola,
      I want to cry and laugh at the same time! I did add that note in the notes section of the recipe as well, just so that it’s not missed again. You poor thing!

  2. Amy says

    This was SUPER good! It’s going to be a family recipe for sure! I used 1 TBSP of Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Spice instead of making the spice mix & it was great!!

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