Blackened Pork Tenderloin

Blackening pork tenderloin will bring that rich cajun flavor to your meat very quickly.  Along with different powders and peppers, this recipe is sure to be flavorful!


  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 ½ - 2 pounds)
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
Blackened Pork Tenderloin
Total Time: 40 minutes


Servings: 4

203 calories; 11 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 475 mg sodium; 4 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 23 g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and white pepper.
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat, and add the oil.
  3. Add spice mixture and cook, whisking frequently, until it becomes a dark rust color, about 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool to room temperature. Rub tenderloin with spice mixture.
  5. Preheat grill with an area for direct high heat and an area for indirect heat.
  6. Grill tenderloin over direct heat until well-browned on all 4 sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  7. Move to indirect heat, cover, and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 145 F, about 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from grill and let rest 3-5 minutes before slicing.