The trick to this fairly simple recipe is the hot sauce.  I recently discovered Double Take Salsa Co. at a craft fair and y’all they are good.  For this recipe I used their Coconut Lime Hot Sauce, which has a highly unusual base of jicama and yellow onions.  The white ghost peppers give it the heat.  Now I used a tablespoon of the hot sauce and it gave the pork a very mild heat.  I did add a few dashes of the sauce on top of the cooked pork, but you could simply double the sauce in the marinade if you like things spicier.


1 tbsp Double Take Coconut Lime Hot Sauce

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp cumin

2 tbsp diced cilantro

Juice of 1 lime

1 pound pork tenderloin


Mix all ingredients except for pork together to form a sauce (I used a plastic bag but a bowl would also work).  Cover pork in sauce and let marinate for 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 400 degreed Fahrenheit.

Using an oven safe pan (I used a heavy cast iron), sear the pork on all sides.  Place the pan in the oven and cook for 20 minutes, or till fully cooked. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Pairs well with cilantro rice and roasted asparagus.

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