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Pork Tenderloin Platter- Chocolate Peanut Butter, White Chocolate Mocha, Cumin Italian Herb Dry Rub, and BBQ Pork Chunks June 25, 2012

Jamie says: I bought a huge pork tenderloin from Publix. I didn’t want to eat the same thing over and over again, so I divided it up and created different marinades. I felt like I was doing a creative science experiment in the kitchen.

You can make ’em all (like I did) or pick your fave.

Pork Tenderloin Platter

Over 2 lbs of (white) meat… that is, pork.

2 lbs of meat (pork)

What’s on the platter you ask?

In order: BBQ, Cumin Italian Herb Dry Rub, White Chocolate Mocha, and Chocolate Peanut Butter , Cumin Italian Herb Dry Rub, and flavored pork tenderloin chunks

Lots. Of. Food. I ate some of each variety, put a couple of servings in the fridge, and froze the rest.

I enjoyed some for dinner, refrigerated enough for two servings, and froze the rest in Ziplock bags

My sampler plate.

Sampler plate.

I enjoyed ’em all. My favorites were the Chocolate Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mocha. I wonder why… (chocolate!)

“Variety is the spice of life.”

Pork Tenderloin Platter varieties:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb boneless pork tenderloin (extra lean pork)
  • 2 Tbsp chunky peanut butter (Smuckers)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (Hersheys)
  • 2 tsp canola oil
Directions:
  1. Use kitchen shears or a chef’s knife and cutting board to cut pork into strips about 1 inch thick. Place pork chunks in a quart-sized resealable bag.
  2. In a small bowl, add peanut butter. Microwave for 40 seconds or until melted. Add cocoa powder. Stir. Add canola oil and stir, adding more canola oil as needed until the mixture has a slightly liquid consistency. Pour contents of bowl into resealable bag. Press air out and seal. Squish bag to mix contents. Refrigerate to marinate (for about 8 hours).
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pork in a shallow baking dish. Bake until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (about 25-30 minutes). Enjoy!
Servings: 2

White Chocolate Mocha Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb boneless pork tenderloin (extra lean pork)
  • 1 Tbsp white mocha premium hot beverage mix (Ghiradelli)
Directions:
  1. Use kitchen shears or a chef’s knife and cutting board to cut pork into strips about 1 inch thick. Place pork chunks in a quart-sized resealable bag.
  2. Add white cocoa mix to resealable bag. Press air out and seal. Squish bag to mix contents. Refrigerate to marinate (for about 8 hours).
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pork in a shallow baking dish. Bake until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (about 25-30 minutes). Enjoy!
Servings: 2

Cumin Italian Herb Dry Rub Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb boneless pork tenderloin (extra lean pork)
  • 3 coves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Directions:
  1. Use kitchen shears or a chef’s knife and cutting board to cut pork into strips about 1 inch thick. Place pork chunks in a quart-sized resealable bag.
  2. Use a garlic press to press garlic. Add to pork in resealable bag along with ground cumin and Italian seasoning. Press air out and seal. Squish bag to mix contents. Refrigerate to marinate (for about 8 hours).
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pork in a shallow baking dish. Bake until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (about 25-30 minutes). Enjoy!

Servings: 2

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb boneless pork tenderloin (extra lean pork)
  • 2 Tbsp Kansas City style BBQ sauce (Bull’s-Eye)
Directions:
  1. Use kitchen shears or a chef’s knife and cutting board to cut pork into strips about 1 inch thick. Place pork chunks in a quart-sized resealable bag.
  2. Add BBQ sauce to resealable bag. Press air out and seal. Squish bag to mix contents. Refrigerate to marinate (for about 8 hours).
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pork in a shallow baking dish. Bake until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (about 25-30 minutes). Enjoy!

Servings: 2

Nutrition note: When choosing meat, look for lean cuts like pork tenderloin. One-half pound serving of extra lean pork tenderloin (97% fat free) has 120 calories and only 1 gram of saturated fat (5% Daily Value), and a whopping 23 grams of protein (46% Daily Value). Pork is also a good source of the vitamin thiamine.

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