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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Coconut Milk

Okay, maybe a few more warm weather recipes.. although one can make this in the oven, under the broiler. The flavors are yummy with coconut milk, cilantro and lime! I served it with a summer salsa but go ahead and use whichever fruit is in season… I still see mangos and nectarines in the store…get them while they last!

  • One 1½ pound pork tenderloin, cleaned
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh coconut, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Transfer all the ingredients to a blender and blend till a smooth sauce is formed. Place the tenderloin and the marinade in a zip lock and marinate for 2 to 3 hours.

Take out of the marinade and pat dry with some paper towels. Pour the marinade in a saucepan and bring to a boil and keep aside. Grill or cook the tenderloin till it reaches an internal temperature of 145. Let it rest for a good 15 minutes, covered with aluminum foil.

Nectarine and Mango Salsa

  • 1 nectarine, chopped
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 pepper (any color), chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon salt

Mix all the ingredients in a serving bowl. Check for seasonings and serve on top of the sliced tenderloin.

Pork Stew with Orange Jerk Sauce

Orange Jerk Pork Stew This stew is absolutely delicious. I made my own Jerk sauce and decided to do a stew instead of the normal grilled Jerk chicken. I bought some lovely pork shoulder and got to work. I met a lovely Jamaican family last month and I asked them how what all they add to their Jerk sauce. They gave me the ingredients and I decided to give it a try. I didn’t make it super spicy as I am the only one who enjoys that.

I used orange juice and chicken broth for the liquid – which gave the stew amazing flavor. I decided to serve it with creamy polenta and a huge green salad… yum!
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