I've always referred to my second daughter as my Sweet and Spicy child. Since day one she's displayed these two traits. My 21 month old loves to cuddle, is always wanting to make someone laugh and has already mastered the batting of her eyes. This same child also has A LOT of spice in her. With the flip of a switch she can get angry, has never had an issue telling my husband and I what she needed by screaming and knows what she wants and when. I remember thinking to myself 'how is it possible a newborn can already have so much character?'.
I found this 'pin' and instantly wanted to try it for a couple of reasons: 1. I had a frozen pork tenderloin in the freezer and 2. I love anything that says sweet and spicy. The dish turned out so tender with a lot of great flavor.
2 pounds pork tenderloin
¼ tablespoon crushed red pepper
½ tablespoon ground ginger
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp. cumin
½ tablespoon paprika
½ tablespoon onion powder
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. thyme
½ tablespoon cocoa powder
5 gala apples sliced into wedges
1 cup honey
1. Preheat oven to 275.
2. Mix the dry seasonings together in a bowl.
3. Rub the dry spices onto the tenderloin coating it. I saved about 2tbsp.
4. Place the pork tenderloin and apples in a 9-by-13-inch pan.
5. Coat the pork and apples with the remaining seasoning and honey until everything is covered.
6. Cook at 275 degrees for two and half hours, or until the pork is cooked through.
7. Slice tenderloin into one-inch pieces. Serve hot with apple slices and cover with pan juice.