Sunday, June 1, 2014

Grapefruit Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

For some reason, we never cook pork. However, tonight was our first attempt at a tenderloin (thanks to Carolyn's recipe) and it was a delicious success! The grapefruit flavor was insanely good. I managed to snap a few pictures of the beautiful fruit and then forgot to take one of the finished product. Oh well, pork tenderloin isn't exactly the prettiest of foods. 

1 c packed brown sugar (skimped on this a bit, yikes)
1 T paprika
1/2 t cumin
1/4 t cayenne
5 cloves garlic, peeled
2 grapefruit, zested and supremed
1 lb pork tenderloin

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Puree sugar, spices, garlic, grapefruit zest and segments in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
2. Add pork and toss to combine. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
3. Transfer pork to an aluminum foil lined baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. Cook until slightly caramelized on the outside, about 25-30 minutes.
4. Let the pork rest 10 minutes before slicing.

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