Lime Pork Tenderloin
4 large cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 tsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp chili powder, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
1 small red apple, optional for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In large mixing bowl combine garlic, lime juice, 1 Tbsp oil, molasses,
soy sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Place tenderloin in bowl,
turning to completely coat with marinade.
Heat large ovenproof pan or cast iron skillet over high heat. Add
remaining oil. When oil is hot, use tongs to place meat in skillet,
being careful to avoid splatter. Turn tenderloin every 2 to 3 minutes
for even searing to seal in juices.
Remove pan from burner. Pour remaining marinade over meat and brush to
coat well. Add 3 Tbsp water to bottom of skillet, not on tenderloin.
Place pan in oven. Cook approximately 30 minutes or until a meat
thermometer inserted into center reads 145 degrees. Remove skillet from
oven and allow tenderloin to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
For garnish, if using, cut apple in thin slices.
Cut tenderloin diagonally in 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. Arrange slices on
plate, garnish with apple slices, and drizzle with remaining juice from
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories: 185 ; Protein: 24 g ;
Fat: 8 g ; Sodium: 90 mg; Saturated Fat: 2 g ; Dietary Fiber: 0 g ;
Carbohydrates: 2 g
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