When I say this was delicious, I mean, seriously.. it was de. lic. ious.
I have a thing for citrus. And when it can make dishes taste this yummy, who can blame me? The lime makes the pork incredibly tender, and when paired with my roasted pineapple salsa it’s perfection.
LIME MARINATED PORK TENDERLOIN
1/2 cup lime juice (from about 4 limes)
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp salt
zest of 2 limes
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin
Combine everything but the pork in a bowl, whisk to combine.
Add pork and turn to coat. (I like to cut the tenderloin in 2 or 3 pieces, depending on the size so that it will fit more easily in a pan later.) Marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Heat a grill pan over medium high heat and brush with oil. (Or grill outdoors if desired). Remove pork tenderloin from marinade and sear on all sides.
Transfer to a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 20-30 minutes, or until reaches 145 degrees. Rest for a few minutes, then slice.
Serve with Roasted Pineapple Salsa and rice.