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Peppered Pork Loin
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5 from 18 votes

Peppered Pork Loin with a Pecan-Chili Fruit Sauce

Quick and easy to make my Peppered Pork Loin will bring smiles to your dinner table.  Take a break from weeknight monotony with this delicious dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: easy pork recipe, pork tenderloin recipe
Servings: 3
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin seasoned and cut half
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper cracked is better
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasonings or paprika if you don't like heat
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour gluten free flour can be substituted
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • ½ cup cranberries
  • 1 small tangerine peel and use segments
  • 1 teaspoon tangerine zest
  • ½ cup pecans toasted in skillet or oven
  • 1 cup sweet chili sauce more if you like
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro or parsley


  • cut pork loin in half and season liberally with sea salt, black pepper and cajun seasoning. Set aside until needed.
  • toast pecans in a hot saute pan and set aside
  • in a small saucepan over medium heat add butter and allow to melt.
  • add pineapple and cook for 1 -2 minutes.
  • add cranberries, tangerine segments, zest and sweet chili sauce. Bring to quick boil and remove from heat.
  • Add in Pecans, mix well. Set aside until needed. (can be cold or at room temperature)
  • lightly coat pork loin with flour.
  • Heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add olive oil as needed and place both pieces of pork loin into pan. Do not disturb them for 4-5 minutes
  • turn pork over and allow other side to cook for about 4-5 minutes. Sear any ends that may not have gotten cooked.
  • Continue cooking pork loin in saute pan over medium low heat (adding a little more oil as needed) or in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  • The internal temperature of the pork should be 165 degrees or less if you like medium well pork.
  • Slice into medallions after allowing the pork to rest for 10 minutes, or serve whole with the fruit sauce and your favorite side dishes.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1663mg | Potassium: 786mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2.1mg