Company pleasing, Valentine worthy Cajun Pork smothered in Tangy Pineapple Glaze is sweet and spicy and melt in your mouth tender! The layers of flavor or out of this world and its easier than you think!
Can you believe we have breezed passed the holidays, Super Bowl, and its time for Valentine’s Day already?! I love my Valentine with all my heart (cue sappy Our Love Story Post). He still hides packages of Sour Patch Kids for me to find when he goes out of town and I hide love notes for him to find in his luggage. Marrying my best friend has made for the best 10 years of my life.
So when I asked him what I should write about Valentine’s he said, “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, I hope you love this Cajun Pork too!”
The man has skillz. But he speaks the truth, I hope you love this Cajun pork and I think you will love it! And like I said in the intro, it is easier than you think! Even though the ingredient list is somewhat lengthy, most of them are spices and ingredients you already have in your pantry just waiting to transform everyday pork into this better-than-restaurant pork.
The pork is crazy moist and tender by first being placed in a water/salt/ brine for 20 minutes. Brining is like marinating meat in that it helps keep meat moist and tender by increasing the moisture capacity of the meat, resulting in melt in your mouth meat when cooked.
The meat is then rubbed in a flavorful but not too spicy Cajun rub, and then baked while being glazed with a tangy maple Dijon glaze. The remaining Maple Dijon Glaze gets simmered with crushed pineapple to create an out of this world sweet, tangy Pineapple Glaze/Sauce. I am already concocting other recipes based on this glaze because I am so in love with it and even more in love with the sweet, tangy slightly spicy combination that is this Cajun Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Glaze.
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, I hope you love this Cajun Pork too!
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