Thursday, June 23, 2011

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

The combination of sweet and sour, with a bit of heat really come together in this grilled pork dish.


Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa
Serves 6
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 cup minced shallots, divided
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 pork tenderloins, about 2-1/2 lb. total
1/2 lb. fresh cherries, stemmed, pitted, halved.
1 fresh Fresno chile, red jalapeno, or Holland chile, thinly sliced crosswise
thinly sliced.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Prepare a grill to medium-high heat.  Combine 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup minced shallots, 4 tablespoons lime juice, and vegetable oil in resealable plastic bag.  Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat.  Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup cup shallots, 2 tablespoons lime juice, cherries, chile, and olive oil in a medium bowl.  Season salsa lightly with salt and pepper and set aside to let flavors to meld.  

Remove tenderloins from marinade and season generously with salt and pepper.

Grill tenderloins, turning frequently, until a thermometer inserted into meat registers 145 degrees, about 15 minutes.  Let rest 10 minutes.

Cut into thin slices and serve with salsa.

Enjoy!

Note: You can make the sauce and marinate the meat the day before.
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48 comments:

SOUTHERN TOUCH CATERING, INC. said...

Oh, my! Oh, my! I have tenderloin in the freezer- I'll be going to get cherries this week! Thank you for this post! YUM~~~

Lyndsey said...

My sister sent me a box from Cherry Republic out of Michigan and one item was a jar of cherry salsa, now I know what to do with it! Yours looks fantastic though, what a great combination of flavors!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That is pretty! Added bonus, I bet it tastes great too.

I luv cherries and pork.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Oh Velva, This is a fabulous dish! I have never seen tenderloin presented like this. Absolutely Irresistible! i've got to make your cherry sauce, it's a novelty of a salsa! What a brilliant Idea! Cheers!!!

My Little Space said...

What an interesting sauce...cherry salsa! sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Kristy

A Year on the Grill said...

This is a great post!

And Cheery Salsa. love this in so many ways

glad you gt the internal temp to 145... I always use a thermometer best way to insure it is not over cooked

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I love this dish, that combination of sweet + heat is fantastic!

Pierce said...

Great combo. That's good to know you can make that marinade ahead of time, saves time.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Great combination dear. Excellent preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Jennifurla said...

Oh man, this is just gorgeous, I bet very tasty too.

That Girl said...

Pork tenderloin is so versatile.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, doesn't that sound great! Cherry Salsa:@)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! Cherries and pork go perfectly together.

Rambling Tart said...

Oh that cherry salsa looks fantastic, Velva! What a perfect accompaniment to that tender pork. :-)

Chef E said...

*Snap!* Man that looks great...love the recipe

Cooking Creation said...

Mmm! I've done blueberry salsa but not cherry! I bet this is SO good!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow love this what a fun recipe and great combo pork and cherries

Kitchen Belleicious said...

How funny! Great minds think alike. I just posted my pork tenderloin recipe today but ours are totally different and I love your fruity flavors with the pork. I must give this a try! So delicious

Barbara said...

I don't eat pork nearly enough. This really looks fabulous, Velva. I love all that lime in the marinade; simple and effective.
Now as for your cherry salsa....oh my! Heavenly. I can think of lots of ways to use that! Perfect final touch on your pork.

(and thanks for wading through the travel posts. I really appreciate it as they are long, which stops so many blogger buddies. Two more to go....)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We love grilled pork tenderloin here and I make them many different ways. This recipe sounds fantastic and your pork looks done to perfection!

flowercityfoodie.com said...

I love the combination of cherries with pork-- and I've been grilling a lot of pork tenderloins lately! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Hungry Dog said...

Looks fabulous. I think maybe I just saw this recipe in Bon Appetit? Now I definitely need to make it. Happy friday, Velva!

Beth said...

The pork looks great, and the cherries make it especially festive for the summer!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i LOVE cherries...i just put this on my summer list....

happy to see you at Farmhouse Kitchen, my friend

kary
xx

Angie's Recipes said...

Sweet and sour...I love the combination of the flavours. The grilled pork tenderloin looks divine.

tasteofbeirut said...

I have never made tenderloin with cherries but I love the combo; will remember this recipe next time. In Levantine cuisine, there is a dish with meat and cherries (tart cherries) that I love.

Big Dude said...

Awesome, did I mention awesome

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I really must try cooking with cherries. The pork tenderloin looks amazing. My mouth is watering. Great photo!!

We Are Not Martha said...

This looks like heaven to me!! I'm not always a huge fan of pork when it's mediocre, but when it's good, I absolutely LOVE it!! These cherries sound delightful, especially with the peppers :)

Sues

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

What a beautiful site and I am glad I found you!
Fantantic recipes and I love your photos they are gorgeous! Thanks, :)

Amy said...

These look absolutely delicious! I'm planned to start my grill tomorrow and I should have grab that pork tenderloin in the market earlier! (I didn't because I didn't know how to dress it, now I know)

Thanks for sharing and I will try out your recipe with my friends next weekend. :) Have a good weekend.

Amy
http://utry.it

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Cherry salsa! What a fantastic idea!

Chris said...

Brilliant. We improvised something almost like this last week when our friend www.grillgrrrl.com was at our house. Pork+cherries=good.

Lea Ann said...

This gets a big YUMM-O Sounds wonderful Velva. What a great combination of flavors.

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

After seeing this, I've come to the conclusion that we don't eat nearly enough pork around here. This is something that I MUST try. :) Cherries are my all-time favorite fruit, and this salsa on that lovely pork tenderloin is making my mouth water! :)

kitchen flavours said...

Your pork tenderloin with the cherry salsa sounds wonderful! Looks really delicious!

Care's Kitchen said...

I LOVE the combination of pork and cherries! Also love the bit of heat in this dish! Delicious!!!

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds said...

I just left a comment, don't know if it's going to show up or not...having google problems, still.
Just wanted to let you know how amazing the grilled pork tenderloin is, with the cherry salsa. Love the sweet and spicy flavors of the salsa, and pairing it with the pork!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love new ideas for pork tenderloin - this one is lovely!

merrilymarylee said...

Gosh, that's pretty! Since I wear what I eat on my clothes as well as my hips, I'd need to wear red for this one.

A Year on the Grill said...

Hey my friend, when I saw this, I knew it was a winner. I adapted it (almost indistinguishable, as I used a tri-tip sirloin instead of pork), same marinade, same salsa (although i used the yellow cherries)...

Honest... exactly the same

Come take a look...

http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2011/06/foodbuzz-24x24-day-at-farmers-market_26.html

it was indeed brilliant!

Rylan said...

Velva, I would really love to try this cherry salsa you posted on here (I'm vegetarian so no meat). I am currently growing a garden right now and would have a few ingredients available anytime. Again, thanks for sharing this recipe!

theycallmejane said...

Oh my goodness! This dish is perfect for my marriage. I love pork tenderloin, my husband only tolerates it. But covered with cherries, his fav? I'll be able to make this once a week! Thank you!

WizzyTheStick said...

pork my favourite meat done up all fancy and so irresistible:-)

Sinful Sundays said...

This looks ridiculously delicious! I love the fruit in there. Mmmm, I could so imagine eating this with a big plate of rice, lol.

Kathleen said...

What an incredible combo!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oooooh, Velva! this one is going on my Fourth of July weekend cooking list! Looks WONDERFUL! Thank you so much. blessings ~tanna

grace said...

this is all kinds of gorgeous, velva! i love the pairing of pork with sweet fruits, and this version is particularly lovely. :)

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