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Grilled Lime Pork Tenderloin
with Warm Onion-Jalapeño Salsa

No recipe image available.Lime marinated pork tenderloin served with a warm onion and jalapeño salsa.

Recipe Ingredients:

Marinade and Pork:
8 large garlic cloves, finely minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, finely minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 pork tenderloins (about 3/4 pound each), trimmed

Warm Onion-Jalapeño Salsa:
1 1/4 pounds red or white onions, chopped fine (about 4 cups)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 fresh jalapeño chilies, seeded and minced (wear rubber gloves)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. For the Marinade and Pork: Combine all ingredients, except pork in a large zip lock-style plastic bag, mixing well. Add pork with marinade.Seal bag, pressing out excess air, place in a shallow dish and marinate pork for several hours at room temperature,or refrigerate at least 1 day and up to 2 days, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare the grill.
  3. Remove pork from marinade, letting excess drip off.
  4. Grill on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals, turning every 5 minutes, for about 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
  5. Transfer meat to a cutting board and let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  6. Serve with Warm Onion-Jalapeño Salsa.
  7. For Warm Onion-Jalapeño Salsa: In a large heavy skillet cook onions in oil, stirring, until softened. Add jalapeños and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  8. Add sugar and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add vinegar and water and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is slightly thickened.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Makes 6 servings.