Cajun Spice – Maple Sugar Pork Tenderloin Bites


Pork

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24 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

CAJUN SPICES WITH MAPLE SUGAR

  • 2 tbsp store-bought Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar

or

HOUSE-MIX CAJUN SPICES WITH MAPLE SUGAR

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp each of: cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, ground cumin, salt, and ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar

PORK TENDERLOIN

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin (thick enough to be able fold thin slices of it)

MAYONNAISE

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar
  • Salt and ground pepper

GARNISH

  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, finely sliced

Method

CAJUN SPICES WITH MAPLE SUGAR

  1. Blend store-bought or house-mix Cajun seasoning with the maple sugar.

PORK TENDERLOIN

  1. Preheat oven to 220° C (425° F).
  2. Using at least 15 g (2 tbsp) of the Cajun spice-maple sugar mixture, coat the tenderloin generously. Save the rest for another recipe.
  3. Place the pork in an ovenproof dish and bake 25 minutes, turning it halfway through cooking time. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Place in fridge for at least 2 hours.

MAYONNAISE

  1. In a bowl, blend the mayonnaise and maple sugar. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

ASSEMBLY

  1. Carve the tenderloin on the bias into about 24 thin slices.
  2. Lay slices onto work surface. Garnish each with maple mayonnaise, cabbage, and green onions.
  3. Fold in half (like you would a taco) and secure with toothpicks or other type of food pick.
  4. Serve chilled.

YIELD: 24 bite-size pieces

REFRIGERATION TIME: 2 hours

Storing

The Cajun spice-maple sugar blend will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for several months.

The maple mayonnaise and cooked pork tenderloin will keep in the fridge for 1 week.

Ideally, these bites should be eaten the same day it’s prepared. It can be assembled in advance and kept in the refrigerator until serving time.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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