Honey-Glazed Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Another one of my favorite cookbooks is "The Most Decadent Diet Ever" by Devin Alexander, who also authors the Biggest Loser Cookbook. This recipe combines both sweet and spicy, and looks good enough to serve to guests...they'll never know it's diet-friendly! The Household CFO loves this one, too!

2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1 1/4 pounds trimmed pork tenderloin
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 T + 1 tsp. honey
1 T fresh minced garlic
Olive oil spray

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a fork to mix paprika salt, pepper, onion powder, chili powder and cayenne in small bowl.

2. Rub tenderloin evenly with the olive oil. Then rub spice mixture evenly over it until thoroughly coated. Cover loosley with plastic wrap and let stand for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, whisk honey and garlic in a small bowl.

4. Place a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. When hot, mist with oil spray. Cook tenderloin 1-2 mintues per side, on until just browned on each side.

5. Place tenderloin in roasting pan. Use a pastry brush to evenly coat meat with the honey mixture. Roast, uncovered, for 16-18 minutes, on until just barely pink inside (I like mine well done, so I cooked it a little longer), or until a meat thermometer reads 155 degrees.

6. Remove from over, loosely cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Holding knife ata 45 degree angle, slice tenderloin into thin slices. Serve immediately.

4 servings

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