Spicy-Orange Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This spicy-orange, glazed, pork tenderloin recipe is so easy and quick it will become one of your favorites.
Porkloin plateI served it with roasted carrots. Here’s a suggestion: make enough glaze to use on the carrots too.Porkloin glazeTo make the glaze you mix together the marmalade, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and cumin in a small saucepan. Melt the ingredients together, but don’t over heat or boil.

Porkloin tempRoast the pork tenderloin until the internal temperature reaches 150°F.Porkloin restAs with all meat, it’s important to let the tenderloin rest before you carve it.Porkloin foilCover it with foil and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.Porkloin slicedAt the internal temperature of 150° it should be slightly pink, and medium-rare. Also, feel free to substitute any jam or jelly. Raspberry jam or even red pepper jelly would be delicious.

Spicy-Orange Glazed Pork Tenderloin
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This is an easy recipe for a pork tenderloin with a spicy orange glaze made with marmalade and lemon juice.
Recipe type: Easy dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • Pork:
  • 1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper
  • Glaze:
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • Juice of ½ medium lemon
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon cumin
  • salt and black pepper
  1. Pork: Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the pork in a shallow baking dish.
  3. Season with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  4. Let pork sit at room temperature for 20 minutes while the oven is pre-heating.
  5. Glaze: In a small saucepan, mix together the marmalade, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and cumin.
  6. Season with salt and black pepper.
  7. Warm the glaze ingredients, stirring constantly, until all ingredients are melted together.
  8. Do not over-heat or boil.
  9. Pork: Coat the tenderloin with olive oil
  10. Place in pre-heated oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove the pork from the oven and spread evenly with the glaze mixture.
  12. Return the pork to the oven and roast for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 150°F.
  13. Rest, covered with foil for 5 minutes