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Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time33 mins
Servings: 4


Cajun Spice

  • 2 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

Cajun Honey Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 pork tenderloin about 1 to 1 1/2 lbs
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon of cajun spice from above
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients for the cajun spice and set aside.
  • Season pork tenderloin with cajun spice. In a oven proof skillet melt butter and add honey over medium to high heat; stir.
  • 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.
  • Place skillet in oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until pork tenderloin is done in the middle.
  • 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.
  • To serve slice pork tenderloin and drizzle sauce over it.


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.