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Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple-Plum Relish

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1/3 cup relish)
Jerk seasoning is characteristically sweet and spicy. Habanero peppers crank up the heat; if you prefer, use a milder pepper, such as jalapeño. The sweet-tartness of the relish complements the spicy flavors.

Ingredients

  • Pork:
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • Relish:
  • 2 cups finely chopped pineapple
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped ripe plum (about 3 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 154
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 4.1 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 17.5 g
  • carbohydrate 11.7 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 48 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 101 mg
  • calcium 13 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare pork, combine first 13 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Place green onion mixture in a large zip-top bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 23 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° or until desired degree of doneness. Let pork stand 10 minutes. Slice pork into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  4. To prepare relish, combine pineapple and remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Serve with pork.

Cook's Notes

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