PORK TENDERLOIN WITH JALAPENO PASTE
- Cooking Time: 10 to 20
- Preparation Time:
- 1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for grill
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 chopped jalapeno chile, (remove seeds and ribs for less heat)
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 whole pork tenderloins, (3/4 pounds each)
- Heat grill to high.
- Lightly oil grill rack.
- In a blender, process 1/4 cup canola oil, garlic, jalapeno, thyme, salt, coriander, pepper, and cumin until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Spread paste over tenderloins.
- Grill tenderloins, turning them occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 155 degrees. 10 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from grill; let rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
NotesSomething yummy from the 2003 August / July issue of Everyday Food. I usually cook this in a 325' oven until done. Sometimes I'll put all the paste on only one pork tenderloin instead of two. The Jalapeno paste has such a wonderful aroma I'm sure we could find something else to use it on. It's almost like a Jalapeno version of Pesto Sauce. mmmm mmmm
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