The flavors of this incredible pork tenderloin are intense, rich, deep and spicy. The softer papaya salsa pairs well, creating a bonanza of taste for the palate.
Grilled Tenderloin of Pork with Papaya Salsa

Grilled Tenderloin of Pork with Papaya Salsa
 
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Recipe type: Main, Entree
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 Cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 3/4 Cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 oven-roasted garlic cloves, slivered
  • Papaya salsa (recipe follows)
Papaya Salsa
  • 1 1/2 Cups jalapeño pepper jelly
  • 3 ripe papayas, average size, diced
  • 6 Tablespoons each cilantro, mint, chopped
  • 3/4 Cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons each yellow and red pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons each lime juice, lime zest
Instructions
  1. Mix chipotle powder, paprika, cilantro, thyme, lime juice, orange rind and oil in blender or food processor.
  2. Stud pork with garlic slivers; coat with rub. Grill to internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Slice on diagonal and serve with salsa.
Papaya Salsa
  1. Heat jelly until melted.
  2. Off heat, mix in remaining ingredients.
  3. Let stand 1 hour.
  4. Makes 6 Cups
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