This is a great recipe for an intimate Holiday evening, one-on-one with someone you care about. Open up a bottle of wine, start a fire, put on some Frank (Sinatra) and enjoy!
Seared Tenderloin with Chocolate Spice Rub with Spicy Raspberry Drizzle
Start off by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. First we will need to create the rub for the pork tenderloin.
In a small bowl mix together:
- 1 Tablespoon ground Peppercorns
- 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 Tablespoon ground Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 Teaspoon ground cloves
- 4 Tablespoons unsweetened coco
- 3 Tablespoon sea salt
Once well mixed take a 2 lb boneless pork tenderloin and very thoroughly coat it in the mixture. Don't be afraid to over season this, a good portion will fall off in cooking. Once coated, heat a large pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Once heated, sear all edges of the tenderloin for about two minutes on each side, until it's taken on a rich dark brown color. Once seared, finish cooking in the oven for about ten minutes. This will provide ample time to prepare your sauce. After it's cooked through, let rest outside the oven for about 10 minutes before carving and serving.