Tenderloin Tuesday: Cuban Pork Tenderloin

Cuban Pork Tenderloin

Recipe from PorkBeInspired.com

Times:Recipe Detail

5 minutes prep, 20 minutes cook

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/4 cup orange juice, fresh
1/4 cup grapefruit juice, fresh
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cooking Directions:

Using thin knife, trim silver skin from tenderloin. Mix orange juice, grapefruit juice, cilantro, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt, and hot pepper in gallon-sized zip-top plastic bag. Add pork, close, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, make Rice and Black Bean Salad.

Prepare outdoor grill for direct medium-hot grilling. For a gas grill, preheat grill on high. Adjust temperature to 400°F. For a charcoal grill, build fire and let burn until coals are covered with white ash. Spread coals and let burn for 15-20 minutes.

Lightly oil cooking grate. Remove pork from marinade, drain briefly, but do not scrape off solids. Place on grill and cover grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned and instant-read thermometer inserted in center of pork reads 160°F, about 20 minutes. Transfer to carving board and let stand 5 minutes. Cut on slight diagonal and serve with rice and black bean salad.

Yields 6 servings.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve with Rice and Black Bean Salad and your favorite cold beverages.

Nutrition:

Calories: 140 calories
Protein: 24 grams
Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 220 milligrams
Cholesterol: 75 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Fiber: 0 grams

Random Safety Tip:

Cover a plate with plastic wrap to carry pork to the grill. Throw away. Use the clean plate carry food back in!

One comment on “Tenderloin Tuesday: Cuban Pork Tenderloin

  1. Teresa says:

    Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it

    btw, bird nest (http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm) is made up of about 58% soluable proteins…the highest amoung all food and
    even synetic protein powders

    it greatly increase tissue regeneration.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s