Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin

Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Yield:

6 Servings

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 27 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 182
Fat 9 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 24 g
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Sodium 305 mg

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Pat pork tenderloin dry and season on all sides with salt and pepper.

Blend chili powder with lime juice, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl. Use your hands to rub mixture thoroughly into tenderloin. Warm a large ovenproof skillet over high heat, then add oil. Add pork and sear on all sides, turning meat with tongs, about 2 minutes total. Place skillet in preheated oven and bake until a thermometer inserted in center of tenderloin reads 145°F, about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness of tenderloin. Baste with any juices that have accumulated and add 2 Tbsp. water at a time, if necessary, to prevent scorching.

Remove tenderloin to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let sit for 5 minutes. Slice on diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick pieces and serve.

Note:

September 2008
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