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Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Baby Carrots

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Baby Carrots

This pork roast recipe utilizes a rub with the perfect balance of oregano, cumin, chile powder, and paprika. Serve with caramelized baby carrots alongside for a decadent dinner.

Ingredients

Carrots

  • 2 pounds baby carrots, peeled, trimmed, leaving 1/2 inch of green tops attached
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small jalapeño (preferably red), seeded, coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Pork

  • 2 1–1¼-pound pork tenderloins
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Recipe Preparation

Carrots

  • Arrange carrots on large rimmed baking sheet. Whisk 2 tablespoons water and all remaining ingredients in small bowl; pour over carrots and toss to coat. Cover tightly with heavy-duty foil. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Toss to coat before continuing.

Pork

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Roast carrot mixture covered until just tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, arrange pork tenderloins on another rimmed baking sheet. Stir oregano, cumin, chile powder, smoked paprika, and 1 teaspoon coarse salt in small bowl; rub mixture all over tenderloins. Heat oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to skillet and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Return to rimmed baking sheet.

  • Remove foil from carrots. Nestle pork among carrots on baking sheet, arranging carrots in single layer around pork. Roast uncovered until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of pork registers 145°F, stirring carrots occasionally if beginning to caramelize, about 18 minutes. Let rest 5–10 minutes.

  • Transfer pork to work surface. Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange carrots on platter. Top with pork slices, drizzling any pan juices over.

Reviews SectionI use this recipe to cook sweet potatoes regularly and it works so well (even without the pork :)The spices are here but do not overpower the taste of the vegetables, same for the hint of honey.I cut my sweet potatoes in wedges, roughly the same size as baby carrots.When using cumin seeds, use the same quantity as indicated for ground cumin, and blitz / ground them. Same for the ancho chile powder, I use the same quantity of ancho flakes that I blitz/ground.


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