I just found this recipe shoved within the deep, dark crevices of of my draft folder. Why have I been holding on to it for so long? I don't even know why. I remember enjoying the warm flavors of the pork and the bright and bold flavors of the salsa. I really loved the salsa. I honestly have no idea why I set it aside. Maybe the picture? I do know this however...I need to share it before stews and braises become what one craves. We've got about a month before that happens, right?
Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Mango Salsa
Both pork and salsa recipes can be doubled to serve eight. The salsa is a very flexible recipe and adjustments can be made to ones own taste. Think pineapple, cucumbers, tomatoes...make it your own!
3/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground chipotle pepper
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
- In a small bowl, combine coriander, cumin, salt, sugar, chipolte pepper and paprika. rub mixture over tenderloin. Place in a lightly greased 13"x 9" baking pan.
- Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
4 medium size strawberries, diced
1 whole mango, diced
1/4 red onion, finely diced
1 small jalapeno, diced
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
- Combine strawberries, mango, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro in a small bowl. Pour in lime juice. Add salt and sugar to taste. Stir to combine.
- Serve on top of chicken, fish, or pork. Can also be served with tortilla chips.