Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recipe: Apricot Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This is one of my favorite glazes for pork and ham. I like it best on pork tenderloin.  It also works with ham.  This recipe is enough glaze for a 1 to 2 pound tenderloin.  You will need to adjust amount should you want to use on a larger ham.  If you want a thinner sauce add 1 tablespoon of apple juice or stock.

Apricot Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Serves 4

2 tablespoons apricot jam or preserves
1 tablespoon mustard (I prefer a stone ground or sweet/hot mustard - not basic yellow)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Pork Tenderloin - 1 to 2 lbs.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine ingredients and microwave for 10-15 seconds.  Stir and brush 1/2 glaze on seasoned (salt & pepper) meat.  Cook tenderloin for 15-20 minutes.  Increase temperature to 425, remove tenderloin and brush tenderloin with reserved glaze.  Return to oven and finish cooking for 10-15 minutes depending on size of tenderloin. Make sure to check pork with thermometer to determine if fully cooked.  Rest at least 5 minutes before serving to allow juices to redistribute. 

This tastes wonderful with the fruit studded couscous.  The flavors are a perfect combination.  Served with a nice salad it is a great meal for company that takes less than hour to prepare.
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