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Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa Recipe
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Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa Recipe

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My husband, Dave, and I have been in a dinner group with three other couples for a few years. We often share our recipes. The pork was served by one of the couples, and I decided to "pear" it with this fabulous salsa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each), cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • PEAR SALSA:
  • 4 cups chopped peeled pears (about 4 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or 2 teaspoons dried mint
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lime juice, oil, garlic, cumin, oregano and pepper; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Drain and discard marinade.
  2. Grill pork, uncovered, over indirect medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  3. In a bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with the pork. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Grilled Pork with Pear Salsa in Country Extra May 2001, p49

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

My Brother-in-law,who is a professional chef, was very impressed, when I made this dish for a barbeque. It was easy,& delicious.

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