Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin
Are you looking for a different recipe to try out for dinner? Drooling over meat or perhaps you just want to cook an extraordinary dish? Whatever your reason maybe, this Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin recipe will take your breath away! This recipe is such a nice change from the regular way people usually cook pork tenderloin. What's so special about this dish is the honey combined with melted butter. Wow... Just imagine the juice it makes plus the delicious roasted pork tenderloin... For people who like this cut of pork meat, this recipe might just become one of their top three for pork tenderloin recipes.
What is pork tenderloin exactly anyway? In some countries this is called a pork fillet, much like you see a beef fillet or a fillet of fish. It is the part of the animal that is underneath the ribs next to the spine. It is known as the psoas major muscle. Pork tenderloin is a cut of pork which is often sold as prepackaged products by large grocery stores to use in recipes where a more tender cut of meat is required. Sometimes you can also find it available flavoured with marinade. Cooking the pork tenderloin in this recipe will vary on how thick your meat is. Just always remember, meat is best eaten if it's tender and cooked properly. You can do this with a meal mallet or meat tenderizer before the meat is marinated and then cooked. The meat tenderizer has a metal side that breaks up the tough muscle fibre of the pork tenderloin so that it becomes more tender, hence, the term meat tenderizer.
Honey and butter are the two major ingredients that make this dish mouth watering. Where does this two come from? Butter is a dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk, and it makes for an exceptional addition in both cooking and baking. As we all know, honey is the sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. Honey has a lot of health benefits too, it is very good for our immune system and a way healthier sweetener to use. In culinary, it is used as a flavoring and sweetener in various dishes and beverages. No dish won't be complete without the seasoning. For this recipe, cajun seasoning is used. It is made from salt and variety of spices. The most common and excellent brands of cajun seasoning are Tony Chachere's and Zatarains. The spices are sprinkled over the pork tenderloin and then it is browned on the outside in a pan on the stovetop. Doing this to your meat helps to sear it, and to keep all of the juices inside so that it is full of flavour. The tenderloin in this recipe then gets cooked in the oven for fifteen to twenty minutes until it is done. It may need to cook longer if the cut of meat is thicker. Imagine all of these amazing ingredients combined and oven cooked into perfection. Wow! What more can you ask for? Dinner would never be the same again once you and your family have tasted this recipe. So maybe you can swap out your regular pork tenderloin recipe for this new savoury and sweet recipe. There is always a chance that you might like it! This recipe would be wonderful served with green beans or asparagus, some nice potatoes, maybe mashed or roasted... The options are endless. So make sure you save this great recipe for the next time you make pork tenderloin and enjoy!
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