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.