Seared Pork Tenderloin With Cocoa Spice Rub

Recipe by Kozmic Blues
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, toast white peppercorns and coriander seeds until they begin to pop.
  • Remove from heat and grind to fine powder in a spice mill or coffee grinder.
  • Mix the ground pepper and coriander with remaining spices, cocoa and salt.
  • Trim the pork tenderloins of fat and silver skin.
  • Rub with a generous amount of the cocoa spice rub.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, ovenproof saute pan over medium high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Sear each tenderloin on all sides until a rich brown color, about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Remove tenderloins from heat and finish in the oven for about 10 minutes or until cooked through or until internal temp reads 150 degrees.
  • Let the tenderloins rest out of the oven for at LEAST 10 minutes before carving.
  • Extra cocoa spice rub will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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