Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

When this recipe from Lindsey at Our Share of the Harvest popped up in my reader, I knew I needed to make it right away. I love cherries and I’m always looking for new pork recipes. It was a perfect combination.

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Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Pork

Ingredients

For the Pork:

  • 1-2 lb. pork tenderloin, fat trimmed
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the Salsa:

  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp sweet red wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Instructions

1. Season the pork with 1 tbs. of cilantro, the garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste. Cut the pork tenderloin into 2 inch medallions.
2. In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the salsa. Stir well and set aside.
3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sear the pork on both sides for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown on each side.
4. Transfer the pork to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
5. Spoon the salsa over the pork and serve immediately.

Notes

Slightly Adapted from: Our Share of the Harvest

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I made some adjustments to this recipe, not grilling the pork (stupid apartment complex) and adding sugar and red wine to the salsa because I figured Tom wouldn’t eat it if it wasn’t sweet enough. He did end up liking it this way but suggested next time I use fresh cherries to make a sauce, not just a salsa. I thought it was delicious though!

 

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