Indonesian Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is another one that I had on my “to-make” list for a while but just never got around to it. After making this Indonesian pork tenderloin, my only regret is not making it sooner! The flavors are incredible, now making this pork dish one of my favorites.
indonesian pork tenderloin
indonesian pork tenderloin

Serves 4

Indonesian pork tenderloin

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  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup soy suace
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 small)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

Since I’ve been short on time lately with the new job, I’ve been making easier dishes, this being one of them. The pork is great to make for special occasions or just for a quick dinner, since the marinade becomes the sauce and the pork simply needs to cook for about 15 minutes.
No changes were made to this recipe (a very rare occasion!). I used a cara cara orange for the orange juice but I doubt this had a significant impact on the outcome of the dish. I only marinated the pork for 30 minutes.
When searing the pork, make sure your oil is hot before adding the pork. This allows the outside to caramelize and brown properly. 
Resting the pork after cooking allows the juices to permeate throughout the meat and makes the pork nice and juicy. It also continues to cook even after being removed from the oven since it is still quite hot, so make sure not to overcook the pork!
This Indonesian pork tenderloin was fabulous! The sauce is a perfect combination of the ingredients, very well-balanced. You can taste the peanut butter, but not overwhelming so. Even though I marinated the pork only for 30 minutes, since the sauce is poured over it, you still get lots of flavor. 
indonesian pork tenderloin
Serve the pork over rice or even as a topping with salad! I had mine over some spinach, and found that the pork was so flavorful that no dressing was needed for the greens. Just divine!
indonesian pork tenderloin
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  1. This looks really delicious! I love pork tenderloin for fast weeknight meals, and this marinade/sauce sounds totally delicious!

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