Cajun roast pork

roast pork

roast porkI love the simplicity of this recipe, usually cooking it on Sunday when I have more time to spend in the kitchen. Pork tenderloin is the leanest pork available, and is nearly as low in saturated fat as chicken breasts. A small amount can go a long way. If the children aren’t too fond of roast pork why not make the cajun coating for  pork sausages, much cheaper and the cooking  time is much quicker.


Servings: 8

Total Time: 115 mins


  • 2 kg pork tenderloin
  • 2 tsp cajun spice
  • 2 tblsp marmalade
  • 2 tblsp soya sauce


  • Oven temperature: 350F – 180C – Gas Mark 4 – Moderate
  • Make a paste with cajun spice, marmalade and soya sauce
  • Score diamonds on the surface of the pork loin, (Fat only)
  • Rub paste onto scored area of the pork
  • Place in a roasting tin and cook for 50 minutes per kilo or until cooked plus 20 minutes
  • Leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving

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