Spicy Glazed Pork Tenderloins
The key to pork tenderloins is to develop a flavorful browned crust before the interior overcooks and dries out. Skillet glazing adds flavor to mild pork tenderloin and ensures that this lean cut remains moist as it cooks.
Why This Recipe Works
Pork tenderloins taste great and cook quickly, which makes them one of our favorite cuts of pork. We wanted to adapt one of our favorite grilled recipes, a Jamaican-inspired spicy glazed pork tenderloin, for indoor cooking. To do so, we seared the tenderloins quickly on the stovetop to maximize their flavor and color, then cooked the meat in the glaze at a lower temperature. For a sweet and sour glaze that is reminiscent of Jamaica’s ubiquitous jerk seasoning, we blended pineapple and lime juice with bittersweet molasses, brown sugar, cumin, and cayenne pepper.