Argentinean Pork

Photo: Nina Choi

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 2 tablespoons sauce)
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 319
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated fat: 3.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 15.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 24.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.9g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 430mg
  • Calcium: 39mg

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, divided
  • 2/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 cup parsley, 1/3 cup cilantro, cumin, and red pepper in a shallow dish. Add pork. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 1 hour, turning once.
  2. 2. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. 3. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 8 minutes. Turn pork over, and grill 7 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove pork from grill. Let stand for 5 minutes. Slice pork crosswise.
  4. 4. Combine 3/4 cup parsley, 1/3 cup cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon salt, oregano, and remaining ingredients in a food processor; pulse 10 times. Drizzle 1/4 cup olive oil through food chute with food processor on. Serve with pork.
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