Sweet Pork Tenderloin With Lime and Chipotle

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Other: 2 Hours, 28 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 cup honey-Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 (3/4-pound) pork tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts
  • Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Stir together first 8 ingredients; remove and reserve 1 cup honey-Dijon mustard mixture.
  2. Place pork in a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; pour remaining honey-Dijon mustard mixture over pork. Cover or seal, and chill, turning occasionally, 2 hours.
  3. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade.
  4. Grill pork, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 8 to 9 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 150°. Remove from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut pork into slices.
  5. Bring reserved mustard mixture and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Sprinkle peanuts over pork, and serve with sauce. Garnish, if desired.
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