Pork: Herbed-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Dijon-Apricot Mop Sauce

posted by Connie 06-13-102 3:16 PM

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Herbed-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Dijon-Apricot Mop Sauce
Serves: 8
Source: The New American Heart Association Cookbook

Herb Rub Ingredients:
1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 tablespoon dried thyme, crumbled
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons celery seeds
2 1-pound pork tenderloins, all visible fat removed

Dijon-Apricot Mop Sauce Ingredients:
1 teaspoon acceptable vegetable oil
1 small onion, finely chopped (3/8 cup)
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup all-fruit apricot preserves
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Vegetable oil spray

In a small bowl, combine rub ingredients. Using your hands or a spoon, rub mixture evenly over pork. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. or preheat grill on medium-high.

For mop sauce, heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, swirling to coat. Saute onion for 2 to 3 minutes, or until translucent, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. (You may wish to reserve 1/2 cup sauce to use as a dipping sauce for cooked pork.)

Lightly spray a broiling pan and rack with vegetable oil spray. Put tenderloins on rack in pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Using a pastry brush or basting mop (a small dishwashing mop can be used - new and clean, of course), baste on all sides. Bake for 10 minutes, then baste again. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until pork is no longer pink in the center or registers 165 degrees F. on meat thermometer. Or grill tenderloins for
10 minutes per side (40 minutes total), then baste with mop sauce and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until pork is cooked through.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: (Sauce) Calories: 218; Fat: 5g; Carbohydrates: 18g; Protein: 2.5g; Sodium: 145 mg; Cholesterol: 67 mg; Fiber 1g

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Fat; 1 Bread/Starch

Nutritional Information Per Serving: (Pork) Calories: 151; Fat: 5g; Carbohydrates: 2g; Protein: 24g; Sodium: 49mg; Cholesterol: 67mg; Fiber: 1g

Diabetic Exchanges: 3 Medium-Fat Meat

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