We love our Maine Blueberry Pork Rub! It plays perfectly on sweet vs savory and the coarse texture makes this is a seriously flavorful bite with a smoky, caramelized crust. On the side? Beer braised cabbage with sumac + rosemary roasted potatoes to compliment the rub. The entire meal comes together in less than an hour. 

Makes 2 servings


  • 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon neutral tasting oil such as vegetable or grapeseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons SKORDO Maine Blueberry Pork Rub
  • 1/2 pound russet potatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 springs rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 head red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 teaspoon sumac


  1. Unwrap your tenderloin and bring to room temperature on paper towels. 
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Slice potatoes, toss in olive oil, chopped rosemary, and 2 teaspoons salt. Transfer to baking tray and roast for 25 minutes until crispy and golden.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Coat tenderloin in neutral oil and then with Maine Blueberry Pork Rub. Press rub firmly into pork to adhere, and cover evenly on all sides.
  6. Add remaining neutral oil to skillet, and add tenderloin once smoking. Flip after 2 minutes. To get an even color, continue flipping until all sides have been seared. 
  7. Transfer skillet of pork to oven and cook for 15 minutes or internal temperature reaches 140. Remove pork and set to rest.
  8. Return skillet to stove top over medium heat. Thinly slice purple cabbage and add to skillet. Deglaze with beer, season with sumac + salt, and let cook until just about tender.
  9. Slice pork, and serve alongside potatoes + cabbage. I finished with a sprinkle of chopped rosemary + Cyprus flaked salt. Enjoy!

I can only imagine how much better it can get from here, if you use a smoker or a grill I'd love to see your version on SKORDO Cooks!

February 17, 2022


Team SKORDO said:

Hi Lance,

SO happy to hear the smoker worked out! We can only imagine how incredibly it tasted- I’m sure you had a beautiful crust from the grill. Next time you can share photos of your success on SKORDO Cooks for all to see!

Team SKORDO said:

We’re so glad to hear the air fryer was a success! It’s not a gadget I have in my kitchen so we really appreciate that cooking time feedback. We love you too!

Kristin Landry said:

Tried the Maine Blueberry Pork Rub for the first time. Did not brown the tenderloin. I rubbed it with olive oil and the blueberry rub. Put it in my air fryer at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. It was one of the best meals I have ever made! So Delicious!

I love Skordo. I love their site and the menus. I only wish I could go to Portland more often!

Lance Leach said:

Smoked for 2 hours using apple wood. Finished off on the grill.

Kathleen Nachtman said:

Erin, hello! This looks great! Kait gave me this rub for Christmas and I’m thinking about using it on our pulled pork for our Eagles Super Bowl party. I just opened the jar and tasted it, it is amazing and so delicious. The tiny blueberries make it so unique.

Any thoughts? Or should I save it for a special pork tenderloin?
Hello to all!

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