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Delicious Island Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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A couple of years ago, me and some friends bid on and won a dinner catered by a gourmet club at a charity auction event. The main entree at the dinner was the most delicious pork tenderloin I had ever tasted.

Delicious Island Pork Tenderloin

The gourmet club generously shared all of their recipes from that evening with us and so I have been able to recreate that dish over and over again, much to my family’s delight.

sliced pork tenderloin on a platter with title text reading Island Pork Tenderloin

Thank You To The Creator Of This Recipe

I did a Google search to try and find the original source for the recipe and though the recipe is found on several sites, I cannot determine which is the original so that I could properly credit the creator.

Suffice it to say, this is not a recipe I created, but it is one I have made many times, always to great reviews so I am sharing it with you in the hopes you will have similar success with it. Many thanks to the cook who developed the recipe, whoever you are.

📋 Recipe

Island Pork Tenderloin

Corinne Schmitt
Delicious recipe for pork tenderloin!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 549 kcal


  • Pork:
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pork tenderloins 2 1/2 lbs total
  • 2 T olive oil
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 T finely chopped garlic
  • 1 T Tabasco


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Stir together salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cinnamon. Coat pork with spice rub.
  • Heat oil in ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until just beginning to smoke, then brown pork, turning, about 4 minutes total. Leave pork in skillet.
  • Stir together brown sugar, garlic, and Tabasco and pat onto top of each tenderloin.
  • Roast in skillet. Place in middle of oven until meat thermomemeter inserted diagonally in center of each tenderloin registers 140°, about 28 minutes.
  • Let pork stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Slice at diagonal and serve warm.


Calories: 549kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 75gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 236mgSodium: 699mgPotassium: 1470mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 4mg
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11 thoughts on “Delicious Island Pork Tenderloin Recipe”

  1. I’ve first saw it on Epeicuiras around 20 years ago as a summer salad. If you have not made the salad, your missing out.

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  3. This looks really good and pinned it to my pork board. I’m visiting from The Pin It Party and would love for you to also linkup to the Let’s Get Real Blog Hop tonight at 5PM EST. mypinterventures.com

  4. We cook a lot of pork tenderloin in my house and this one looks delicious. As a matter of fact I think I have one in the freezer…

  5. Always on the lookout for a new pork recipe, added this to my favorites to try. Thanks for sharing. Pinned to a few boards on Pinterest

  6. Hi Corinne – How wonderful that you were able to enjoy the gourmet dinner AND be able to make it for your family. We eat pork tenderloin often so will have to try this new recipe. Can’t wait! Hugs, Holly


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