Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Orange Glazed Pork

There is something about the Las Vegas summers that makes me crave the cooler fall weather! Maybe its the scorching heat or being quarantined indoors in fear of melting outside...ugh, I'm sweating just thinking about it! :) So when I came across this DELICIOUS fall pork dish I knew I HAD to make it pronto! Oh boy, it didn't disappoint! The aroma from the glaze was AMAZING!!! It literally took everything I had not to run to the garage and pull down my many footlockers of autumn decorations! Not only did it smell and look SOO GOOD, it tasted ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! I thought I made enough for leftovers, but it disappeared in what seemed like an instant! Enjoy!


3 Tbl orange marmalade
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup carrot purée
1 Tbl soy sauce
1 tsp Ginger
2 tsp apple cider or white vinegar (I used lemon juice)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or ground cayenne

2 lbs pork tenderloin (I sliced my large loin in half to make two)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbl olive oil
1/2 cup water


Heat oven to 400.
In saucepan, wisk all glaze ingredients until smooth. Heat until almost bubbles. Cook 10-15 min more until liquid reduces by 1/4 and glaze thickens.

Meanwhile, sprinkle pork with salt pepper (I added a little more and added parsley).
Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Carefully add pork and cook 10 minutes, turning once until both sides are browned.

Off heat, add the glaze. Turn pork once to coat in glaze. Slide skillet in oven and bake at 400 for about 15-20 minutes.
Remove skillet, add water, and return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes until pork is cooked through and water has somewhat evaporated. Remove pork to cutting board and stir the glaze from the skillet until smooth. Slice pork and serve with the glaze! Enjoy!

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