Friday, July 27, 2012

Recipe Swap: Island Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Happy Friday and Recipe Swap reveal day! The theme of this swap was blogger' choice (a personal favorite). I was given Christine's Kitchen Chronicles, and I loved looking at all the different recipes she had made.  The recipe for Island Spiced Pork Tenderloin caught my eye right away. The mixture of sweet and heat sounded wonderful, and I knew that I could turn this recipe into a grill recipe. The recipe is very easy, and the rub is absolutely delicious. The flavor has a mild spice and a smokey sweet taste- not too spicy or too sweet! Ron and I loved the flavors, and were happy to have another delicious pork tenderloin recipe.  Thank you Christine!

On another note, we purchased our crib! We went with the Young America brand because it is one of the few cribs that is made in the USA, and very sturdy. The crib is a two tone color of walnut and natural. I can't wait till it gets here! This weekend, Kellen's room is getting a paint makeover!


For the spice rub:
2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 Tbl brown sugar

2 pork tenderloins (about 2-2½ lbs. total)
2 Tbl olive oil
 2 tsp hot sauce 


Combine the salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix olive oil and hot sauce in a small dish. Brush pork tenderloin with oil/hot sauce mixture.  Run spices into pork tenderloins.

Heat grill to medium-low heat. Think of the tenderloin as having 4 sides. Cook the pork 4-5 minutes per "side".  Remove from grill and allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes.  Slice and serve.


  1. Mmm I have never made pork tenderloin on the grill before! That sounds like a fabulous summer adaptation. Glad you and Ron enjoyed this recipe and congratulations on the crib!

  2. This sounds like a great way to do pork. Tomorrow's Food on Friday is all about pork and it would be super if you linked this in. Cheers

    PS I am now following you and hope you will follow me back

  3. Hi Ashley,
    It's a great recipe!
    Don't you know that you can store and share your recipe with more than 13,000 foodies around the world?
    We have an online cookbook and community, and surely we're always looking for more creative recipes to add to our database.

  4. Hi Ashley, just wanted to let you know that I made this recipe for this month's SRC post. It was absolutely wonderful. You have a great blog, and I will be making more recipes from you site. Thanks for sharing.