Toasted Black Peppercorn and Cumin Pork Tenderloin

Toasted Black Peppercorn and Cumin Pork Tenderloin 250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Toasted Black Peppercorn and Cumin Pork Tenderloin 250

Toasting spices is a great way to bring out their complex flavours and aromas. A hint of sugar in the spice rub helps to caramelize and create a crust on the pork.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 2 lb/1 kg total)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup cognac
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Method

In small dry skillet, toast peppercorns and cumin seeds over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

In spice grinder or using mortar and pestle, finely grind cumin and peppercorns. Stir in sugar and salt. Rub all over pork, pressing to adhere. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.)

In large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sear pork on all sides until well browned, about 6 minutes.

Roast in 400°F (200°C) oven until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, about 25 minutes. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 5 minutes, reserving accumulated juices. Carve into 1-inch
(2.5 cm) thick slices; transfer to platter.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan, whisk together cream, cognac and mustard; boil for 8 minutes or until reduced to about 1/2 cup (125 mL). Stir in accumulated pork juices; pour over pork.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 8 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 224 mg
  • Protein 28 g
  • Calories 228.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 86 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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