2pork tenderloinsabout 2 pounds total. Ends trimmed and tied together with twine
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400°. Set a cast iron skillet in the oven and let it heat as the oven heats.
In a small bowl, mix the smoked paprika with the cumin, garlic powder, oregano and cinnamon. Rub the pork lightly with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the spice mixture all over the pork and gently rub it into the meat. Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and swirl in 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Place the tenderloins in the cast iron skillet. You may have to bend them a bit to fit.
Roast the tenderloins for about 20-25 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers registers 140 - 145°.
Transfer the tenderloins to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice the tenderloins 1/2 inch thick and serve.
We like a little pink in our pork tenderloin. So I like the lower range of 140 degrees finished temperature.