sun-dried tomato, packed in oil
canned chipotle chile, from can with adobo
fresh orange juice
garlic cloves, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons
pork tenderloin, about 1 lb whole
- Preheat oven to 400 deg. F.
- Put tomatoes, chile, orange juice, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt in blender or food processor. Blend to a coarse paste.
- Place tenderloin in baking dish and rub all over with about 3 tbl. of the rub.
- Roast until internal temperature reaches 140 deg., about 20 minutes. Remove to a cutting board and let rest five minutes.
- Slice thinly and place on plates, along with any juices. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
- Note1: Leftover rub keeps for a couple of weeks. Try it on seafood or poultry, or, as noted above, mixed with mayonnaise.
- Note2: I had only plain dried sun-dried tomatoes. I let them sit overnight in some olive oil, and fished them out, saving the oil for salad dressing - I did not think the paste needed more oil then was on the tomatoes.
- Note3: My tenderloin was room temperature and it was done in 15 minutes, so I would recommend checking early. Also, original recipe suggests 3 to 4 servings. There were just two of us, and I have barely enough left for a sandwich, so be guided.