Recipe by celeste
"A wonderful overnight marinade gives your pork tenderloin a wonderful lime-grilled flavor. You can also grill one tenderloin and freeze the other for future use."
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fresh lime juice
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped green chiles
1 1/2 tablespoons
ground black pepper
This marinade was fantastic and had great flavour! I think the key to the flavour not being lost is to slice the tenderlion into 1 inch medallions before putting it in the marinade. I only used 1/2 the recipe and there was plenty of marinade to coat all the meat in a large bag. If you slice your pork (or chicken would be great to)o, I would only marinade for 3-5 hours since the lime and orange slightly cooks the meat. Cook the medallions on medium heat 3-4 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F and let it rest for 5 minutes to reach a final 160 degrees F. I did a rough chop of the meat and served in corn tortillas for a mexican dinner.
A lot of the flavor goes away through the high-heat grilling. You can taste a little of the marinade on the outer edges, but it's a little too toasty.
I think the marinade is a good collection of ingredients, but should probably be slowly grilled while wrapped in aluminum foil tightly, so the moisture's locked in with the meat and cooks throughout.
Used a meat tenderizer to poke holes in the meat and then marinated for about 4 hours. While the meat cooked on the grill, I cooked down the marinade and added a cornstarch slurry to make a nice sauce. Totally full of flavor and pretty darn healthy for you, too. We enjoyed this and will be making again.
I was disappointed due to lack of flavor. It consists of wonderful ingredients, so what happened to the flavor?
Use this on chicken pieces for kebabs. Fantastic.
I baked this in the oven for 30 minutes instead of grilling since so many reviews mentioned it lost flavor. I wasn't that impressed with it. It had flavor but I just didn't think it was anything fantastic. Easy to make though which I loved.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tequila-Lime Pork Tenderloin
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 18
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