By Traeger Kitchen
Traeger Cocoa-Crusted Pork Tenderloin is your new wood-fired weakness, marinated in the bold taste of cocoa, and seared to juicy perfection. They say, “go big or go home”, but we are going big and staying home, with a heaping helping of this on the Traeger tonight.
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|1/2 Teaspoon||Fennel, ground|
|2 Teaspoon||unsweetened cocoa powder|
|1 Teaspoon||smoked paprika|
|1/2 Teaspoon||kosher salt|
|1/2 Teaspoon||Black pepper|
|1 Tablespoon||extra-virgin olive oil|
|3||green onions, thinly sliced|
With a paring knife, remove the silver skin and connective tissue from the loin. In a small mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, making paste. Rub the paste on the pork loin, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
1 pork tenderloin
1/2 Teaspoon Fennel, ground
2 Teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
450 ˚F / 232 ˚C
Place the loin on the front of the grill and sear it on all sides. After it has been seared, reduce the temperature to 350°F and move the pork to the center of the grill.
350 ˚F / 177 ˚C
Continue to cook for 10- 15 minutes, or until it has reached an internal meat temp of 145°F for medium to medium well.
145 ˚F / 63 ˚C
Once it has cooked, remove it from the grill and let rest for at least 8 to 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with green onions. Enjoy!
3 green onions, thinly sliced