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Honey-Seared Pork Tenderloin

An absolute crowd pleaser, I’ve  never served this without 100% rave reviews. This pork tenderloin has a simple preparation, and with all ingredients stored easily in the freezer or pantry, what more could we want?

Honey-Seared Pork Tenderloin
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An absolute crowd pleaser, I've never served this entree without 100% rave reviews. This tenderloin has a quick and easy preparation, and with all ingredients stored easily freezer or pantry, what more could one want?
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 1 - 1 1/2-2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 cup water
Cajun seasoning:
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp coarsely-ground black pepper (Caution: The strictest form of the AIP eliminates black pepper. Leave it out if you are sensitive.)
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In small bowl, mix cajun seasonings and rub into pork tenderloin. Set aside.
  3. In a large oven-proof skillet or pot, heat honey and coconut oil over medium heat until melted.
  4. Brown pork tenderloin in oil mixture for 1-2 minutes on each side. Be very careful not to burn the honey.
  5. Place pot, uncovered, in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until meat thermometer reaches 145. Watch the honey to be sure it doesn't burn.
  6. Remove pot from oven and lift pork tenderloin to a separate plate. Cover pork with foil.
  7. Return pot (still containing oil and honey) to stove top. Add water.
  8. Bring to a boil on medium heat and simmer (uncovered,) for five minutes, until sauce is slightly reduced.
  9. Slice pork diagonally and drizzle sauce over top to serve.


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