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Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

The marinade in this recipe can also be made with cranberries, pomegranate or dried cherries (re-hydrated). It's a wonderful light dish that is very flavorful.


  • 2 cups cherry juice (or pomegranate)
  • 1/2 cup +2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Sauce Goddess Moroccan Twist spice rub
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 pork tenderloin, cut into 2" thick "filets"
  • 1 cup fresh sweet cherries, pitted steams removed

    Making the marinade and finishing sauce-
  1. In a blender, combine cherry juice, balsamic, lemon juice, 3/4 cup of the sweet cherries, 2 Tbsp of oil and Moroccan Twist seasoning.
  2. Blend on low to puree the cherries.
  3. Pour half the mixture into a storage container for basting.
  4. Add 1/4 cup cherries and refrigerate the finishing sauce until ready to cook.
  5. Pour the other half of the blended sauce into a zip top bag.
  6. Add remaining olive oil.
  7. Add pork to the bag.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Overnight is better.
    Cooking-
  1. After 6 hours, remove pork from fridge. Let sit while you heat the finishing sauce.
  2. Remove storage container of sauce from fridge and pour into sauce pan.
  3. Heat on warm until it starts bubbling to a simmer.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup into a basting bowl to use at the grill.
  5. Reduce the remaining sauce by continuing to simmer for 20 minutes on low to thicken.
  6. Heat your grill on medium.
  7. Remove pork from marinade bag and discard the marinade liquid and bag.
  8. Place pork filets on the grill.
  9. Cook pork, for 5 minutes per side.
  10. Then begin basting and flipping every 3 minutes until it feels firm and measures 165 with a thermometer.
  11. Cover pork with finishing sauce and serve.

The combination of Moroccan spices and cherrie or pomegranate is really delicious.

Prep Time: 45 minutes - Cook Time: 30 minutes ; Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 3 filets

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Mexican Marinade and Dressing

The meat will be so tender and have an intense flavor of lime and cilantro. It will be a tiny bit spicy.



  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together.
  3. Done.

Use as a marinade or pork or chicken or beef. Overnight is great to really soak the flavors in. If you want to use it with firm fish, use half the juice or you will “cook” the fish and create ceviche.

Use as a dressing for slaw or salad with tacos. Shown here with mixed slaw with broccoli and cabbage and kale.

Prep Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 3 cups

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Moroccan Lamb Chops with Apricot Chutney

Sauce Goddess Moroccan lamb chops with apricot chutney brings together a unique combination of tart apricot with the exotic flavor of lamb and middle eastern flavor.

Moroccan Lamb Chops with Apricot Chutney

This lamb chop recipe brings together a unique combination of tart apricot with the exotic flavor of lamb and Moroccan Twist.


  • 8 ea lamb chops, thick cut loin chops
  • 3 Tbsp Sauce Goddess Moroccan Twist spice rub
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, light or virgin is fine
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup dried apricots, diced small
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 ea sweet onion, sliced thin

  1. Coat entire surface of chops lightly with olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle chops with 2 Tbsp. of Sauce Goddess Moroccan Twist spice rub coating all sides. Wrap and set aside.
  3. In a medium saute pan, cook onions and butter on low heat until onions are translucent.
  4. Add dried apricots, salt and water and continue cooking about 10-15 minutes until the apricots are soft.
  5. Add Moroccan Twist spice rub and continue heating 5-10 minutes.
  6. Heat grill to medium high heat and get out the lamb chops.
  7. Add chops to the grill on their edge (like a hockey puck on it’s side). Rotate every 3 minutes or so until all edges are cooked, then cook the top and bottom. This should only take 10-12 minutes at most for medium rare.

Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 40 minutes ; Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2 chops

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Sauce Goddess Lamburger

When you want something different from the traditional grilled hamburger try a spiced up lamburger with a special jalapeno topping.

Sauce Goddess Lamburger


  1. In a bowl mix lamb and Sweet Heat spice rub.
  2. Make 4 patties and set aside.
  3. Heat your grill on medium high.
  4. Cook burgers until desired doneness.
  5. On bottom bun add a small amount of goat cheese or mayo if your prefer.
  6. Add burger and pile on generous helping of Roasted Jalapeno topping.
  7. Top off with other half of bun and it's ready to eat!

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes ; Yield: 4 burgers
Serving Size: 1 burger

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