We apologize if you are drooling all over your keyboard for this one! Pork always pairs well with something sweet and this sticky glaze made from 100% pure, natural date syrup may be the perfect match. This dish from start to finish is easy enough for a week night and fancy enough for a dinner party.
1 pork tenderloin
1/2 a cup of Date Lady date syrup
2 tbsp. of dijon mustard
2 cloves of garlic
about 2-3 tbsp. of chopped fresh thyme
1/2 a large red onion
sea salt and pepper
Begin by prepping all your ingredients to make the glaze by measuring out the date syrup and dijon.
Mince the 2 cloves of garlic, chop the thyme and slice the red onion into rings.
Mix date syrup, thyme and dijon into a bowl.
Next, prepare the pork tenderloin by placing on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt and fresh black pepper. Toss red onion slices around the pork.
Pour the glaze over the pork and spoon the onions over top.
If you have time- cover baking sheet with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for an hour- overnight. To cook the pork, pre-heat your oven to 350°. Cover pan with tin foil and cook 20 minutes. Remove the foil and cook another 20 minutes uncovered. Ensure a meat thermometer reads 160º (Pork can be slightly pink in the centre).
Let pork sit 10 minutes once it’s cooked, spoon over any glaze from the pan and slice into 1 inch pieces.
We paired this with steamed broccoli and mashed sweet potatoes.. a glass of red wine would be fitting as well!