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Healthy Recipe of the Month

Adobo-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

A versatile meat, pork can go in many different directions on the grill. This dish would go well with a variety of side dishes. Since the grill will be ready anyway, why not try it with some grilled pineapple salsa?

Servings: 8 (one serving of this dish is about 3 ounces of pork)

Ingredients:

  • lime juice, 1 cup
  • black pepper, 2 teaspoons
  • oregano (dried), 2 teaspoons
  • cumin seed, 2 teaspoons
  • salt, 1 teaspoon
  • garlic, 6 cloves, crushed
  • pork tenderloin, 2 pounds
  • olive oil, 1 teaspoon
  • cilantro (fresh), 1/4 cup, chopped
  • green onions, 2 tablespoons, chopped

Total: Calories - 1273, Carbs - 33gm, Fat - 37.5gm, Protein - 191gm.
Total Per Serving: Calories - 159, Carbs - 4.12gm, Fat - 4.69gm, Protein - 23.88gm.

Instructions:

  • Combine first 6 ingredients (through crushed garlic) in a 2-quart baking dish.
  • Trim fat from pork. Place pork in dish, turning to coat entire surface and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, turning pork occasionally.
  • Prepare grill.
  • Remove pork from dish, discarding marinade. Brush with oil.
  • Insert a meat thermometer into thickest portion of pork. Place on a grill rack coated with cooking spray.
  • Grill 25 minutes or until thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink).
  • Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and green onions.

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