Several weeks ago we made an incredible Homemade Easy Orange Marmalade. What to do with the extra marmalade? Roasted Honey Orange Pork Tenderloin. Pork Tenderloin is one of Tim and I’s favorite meats. Super lean and easy to prepare.
The past three weeks have been…..well a challenge to say the least. Seems I needed a hysterectomy…ugh! In preparation for the event, I had to get things in order. I spent two crazy weeks cleaning, painting, and cooking.
I haven’t gotten so much done in such a short amount of time in years.
Good thing I planned ahead. A hysterectomy is not for sissies. To be honest, it has really sucked. It’s been a week, and I still can hardly move. You are supposed to walk?? I can barely get up, of course, it has only been a week but still. I’m not a patient person, and I think I should be back to normal already. Recovery will test my patients. Even typing this has been short sessions. Pity party over. I will do precisely what I’m supposed to do and recover.
Back to Roasted Honey Orange Pork Tenderloin. Knowing that eating would probably not be on my mind, we ate like kings in the week before my surgery.
Using this pork tenderloin with our orange marmalade was a stroke of genius! Sweet and savory with a touch of spice. Adding grainy brown mustard, honey, garlic, and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat turns orange marmalade into a sweet-savory sticky topping.
We served ours with baby potatoes, but a green salad or rice would be just as lovely.
This tenderloin recipe is fancy enough for company and easy enough for a mid-week meal.Print
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup orange marmalade
2 teaspoons grainy brown mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
Orange slices and chopped parsley for garnish
In a small saucepan over medium heat whisk together honey, orange marmalade, mustard, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Trim silver skin from the tenderloin. Spray a baking dish large enough to hold the tenderloin with non-stick cooking spray. Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper and place in prepared baking dish.
Spoon the reserved honey orange sauce over the tenderloin and place in a preheated 400-degree oven. Bake for 40 -45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees.
Allow the pork to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. To serve, scoop up any sauce from the bottom of the pan and spoon over sliced pork on a serving platter.
Garnish with sliced oranges and chopped parsley.
Keywords: pork tenderloin, orange marmalade, mustard, honey, roast, easy