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Filete de Cerdo con Adobo (Marinated Pork Tenderloin)

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1 tablespoon sauce)
Pork is a staple in Cuban cooking. Orange and lemon juices combine to simulate the bitter orange flavor essential to this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh orange juice (about 2 oranges), divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • Orange and lemon wedges (optional)
  • Oregano sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 173
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 5.7 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 24.2 g
  • carbohydrate 5.1 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 351 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, oregano, cumin, and garlic cloves in a blender; process until smooth. Combine orange juice mixture and pork in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning occasionally. Remove pork from bag, reserving marinade.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add reserved marinade; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes or until thermometer inserted into thickest portion of pork registers 160° (slightly pink). Remove pork from pan; keep warm.

  3. Add 3/4 cup orange juice and 1 tablespoon lemon juice to pan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes). Serve sauce with pork. Serve with orange and lemon wedges, if desired. Garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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