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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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Sauce Goddess Holiday Recipes

For all our spice loving friends we’ve been in the kitchen sauce_goddess_holiday_cookiesheating up some sweet treats. Try out some dark chocolate cookies with ghost heat, twisted apricot bars and other worldly monster cookies. Use the spices we tried or put your own level of hot flavor in these great tasting goodies. Find all the recipes in the December 2015 newsletter.

And if you’re still looking for gift ideas the 4 tin spice packs are on sale now. Be sure to get all your orders in by December 16th so they make it under the tree in time.

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Moroccan Twist Chicken Thighs

This recipe for exotic Moroccan Twist chicken thighs is as easy and sprinkling the spice and cooking the chicken. The results are juicy and flavorful chicken.

Moroccan Twist Chicken Thighs



  1. Heat grill on medium.
  2. Place chicken thighs on hot grill.
  3. Sprinkle with Moroccan Twist rub. Flip immediately so you can sprinkle the other side before the meat starts to cook.
  4. Cook until chicken is no longer pink.

This recipe can also be done in the oven or a saute pan.

- Cook Time: 15 minutes

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