Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Apricot Glazed Pork Loin

I'm a big fan of any food that is sweet and spicy. This recipe especially stands out! The pork is tender and juicy and the glaze is super addictive. I paired mine with roasted potatoes and wilted spinach but it would also make a great sandwich topped with crunchy coleslaw.

I made this recipe for our Easter dinner. Move over ham!

                                        

Sweet and Spicy Apricot Glazed Pork Loin

Serves 4

1 lb. pork tenderloin

Rub:
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Glaze:
1 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon hot sauce (like Franks)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice and zest of 1 lime

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Combine rub ingredients in a small bowl.

3. Rub pork tenderloin with the spice mixture and marinate for at least 2 hours.


4. Meanwhile, mix glaze ingredients and set aside.




5. Transfer marinated pork loin to a baking dish and roast for 20 minutes.

6. Cover pork loin with half of the apricot glaze and roast for an additional 20 minutes.

7. Transfer pork loin to a platter to rest.

8. While the pork loin rests, bring the remaining glaze to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sauce has reduced by half. Pour over the pork loin.



And....feast!

mmmmmm.

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