Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

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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.

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa
Slightly Adapted from: Our Share of the Harvest
Servings: 4-6
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Ingredients for the Pork:
    • 1-2 lb. pork tenderloin, fat trimmed
    • 1 tbsp. cilantro
    • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil 
    • salt and pepper to taste
    Ingredients for the Salsa:
    • 1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped
    • 2 tbsp. red onion, diced
    • 1 tsp. sugar
    • 1 tsp. jalapeno, minced
    • 1 tsp. lime juice
    • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
    • 1 tbsp. sweet red wine
    • 2 tbsp. cilantro

Directions:
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.

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!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you liked it! My husband also thought the sweetness of the cherries could have pulled out a little more with a little added sugar so I'll have to try that next time. :)

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