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Cilantro Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Cilantro Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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I found this recipe in a magazine, then added extra cumin and mustard to satisfy my family's taste for spicy foods. I like to serve pork frequently.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 to 1-1/4 pounds)


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Grill, covered, over indirect medium-hot heat, for 20-27 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro Pork Tenderloin in Country Pork 1996, p103

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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