Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Orange and Red Onion Salsa

  • nolamom Posted: 04/07/09
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    Made this for the family last night. The pork was yummy and very easy. The salsa was TO.DIE.FOR. Sooooo good..would be good with chicken or fish too, I think. However ---- I also made the suggested brown rice and beans, which I would NOT do again. It was not good -- very bland and the beans had an odd texture from not being cooked, I guess (even though I realize they are precooked in the can). So substitute a different starch, but double the salsa..you'll want more!

  • carolfitz Posted: 04/18/09
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    The orange/onion side was great with the pork. We made the recommended rice & beans side, cooking basmati in chicken broth for a little more oomph & served with a bottle of Tabasco at the table. Browned the pork more than called for -- and the oven finish produced perhaps the most juicy tenderloin we've made. Super-easy. Recommend.

  • KelliJack1016 Posted: 05/20/09
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    This is REALLY good! Love all the fresh ingredients. I followed the recipe for the pork and salsa, but made my own rice and black beans. I kinda eyeballed the amount on the ingredients in the salsa. I can't wait to make this again! The salsa will go good with any meat I think - chicken fish, ect. Cant wait to make it with a fresh swordfish filet!

  • erincook Posted: 04/27/09
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    Very good! A tasty and easy weeknight meal. I doubled both the pork and salsa. I served w/ refried black beans (w/ cheese & scallions) We're having the leftovers tomorrow in tortillas. I'm thinking it'll be good to shred the pork, so it will soak up more of the salsa. I added 1 T. more lime juice and had to cook the pork a bit longer than the 17 minutes. Those were my only changes.

  • Judithk1 Posted: 04/23/09
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    I am making this recipe right now...prepared the salsa and just tasted it...way too much onion for us, I think. We'll see. Maybe the pork can handle it. I'm serving Knorr butter/herb noodles instead of the red beans and rice. I have heard that you can soak the onion in some ice water to make it milder; probably should have done that!

  • enigma2 Posted: 04/17/09
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    A wonderful and easy dish and a beautiful presentation to boot! The rice/beans side was a great accompaniment. I added a little lime juice to it to brighten the flavors. When I make again, I think I might cut back on the red onion in the salsa, it was a bit too much, but otherwise had such a great blend of flavors.

  • nomnom Posted: 04/15/09
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    This is almost exactly like the salsa I use, minus the garlic. Will definitely try that next time. I made up my version one day to go with some baked snapper. It works well as a salsa, in salads, or in fish tacos. I love it because it tastes like summer.

  • SimoneML Posted: 04/15/09
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    I thought this dish was great!! I loved the salsa and the rice and beans side dish was a good and simple accompaniment. Definitely will be making this again.

  • cookincarla Posted: 08/29/09
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    My chief complaint was the temperature on the oven. At 450, the residual oil in the pan from browning started smoking, and I thought it might flame. I turned the oven down to 400. When I checked it at 17 minutes, the internal temperature was already 180! Luckily, the meat was still tender and juicy. My oven does not normally run "hot." The salsa was good, and I'd do that again.

  • principalcookin Posted: 04/20/11
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    Made the recipe exactly as directed. I will increase the jalapeno pepper by 1 tsp. the next time. . .for a little more bite. This is a delicious, clean, refreshing tasting dinner. Next time, I will make the salsa earlier in the day, so flavors can mingle. Paired this with a wild and brown rice combo, and fresh sugar snap peas. Absolutely will make this again.

  • hetcel10 Posted: 04/20/11
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    I made this tonight for my Husband and 12 year old son! They absolutley loved it! I bet they told me 100 times how great it was! Thank you for making me look sooo good! Outstanding meal! Thanks again.

  • gemdomer Posted: 04/23/12
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    Amazing recipe, my husband and I gobbled it up! The pork was perfectly done and tender, while the salsa was sweet and spicy and tangy. The rice and beans were super easy and a nice complement to the meat. I used a sprinkle of crushed red pepper instead of the jalapeno but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.

  • VickieMG Posted: 04/18/12
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    Rubbed the pork with cumin, salt and pepper. Used cut up pineapple instead of oranges and served with grilled sweet potato slices (par boiled). Prefer grilling the meat in the summer.

  • AshLynn Posted: 05/17/13
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    My husband and I loved this. The pork was very good; I think next time I would add some cumin and maybe some lime juice to the pork. The salsa was fantastic! I think we'd like to try it over fish coated in jerk seasoning next time. Overall, great dinner, and would definitely make this again.

  • daneanp Posted: 06/03/13
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    We really enjoyed the salsa with the pork. I think next time, I'd just put a bit more of a rub on the pork before cooking - we grilled it - because it was sort of bland. But maybe it was because I had to use canned diced green chiles in place of the jalapeno because it was all I had on hand. I'd definitely try it again - the side dish of rice and beans was pretty good too. A fairly quick meal for a work night.

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