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Pork Tenderloin with Garlic-Cilantro Butter

Pork Tenderloin with Garlic-Cilantro ButterDress up plain pork tenderloin medallions with this easy recipe. Complete the meal with a green salad and glazed carrots.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
1/4 cup roasted garlic and oil (recipe follows)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
3 tablespoons lime juice
Freshly ground pepper
Cashew Rice (recipe follows)
Garlic-Cilantro Butter (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut tenderloins crosswise into 1-inch pieces, flatten slightly.
  2. Combine next five ingredients; marinate pork in mixture four hours, refrigerated.
  3. Remove pork from marinade; panbroil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Serve atop Cashew Rice; top each serving with 1 teaspoon of Garlic-Cilantro Butter.

Makes 6 servings.

Roasted Garlic: Place 12 peeled garlic cloves in small baking dish. Cover with olive oil. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes, until garlic is soft.

Cashew Rice: To hot cooked rice, stir in 1 teaspoon grated ginger, sauteed green onion and garlic, and 1/2 cup cashews.

Garlic-Cilantro Butter: Process together 1/2 pound butter, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro and 2 tablespoons EACH roasted garlic and lime juice.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.