Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin with Summer Garden RelishPORK
Celebrate summer’s bounty of wonderful produce by using just-picked corn, tomatoes and bell peppers for a fresh-tasting relish on top of grilled pork. Serve with grilled garlic bread and a tall glass of ice tea…
By Chef Lou Rook III of Annie Gunn’s restaurant in St. Louis, Mo.
- Place pork tenderloins in large, re-sealable plastic bag. Mix together 1/2 cup olive oil, wine, shallot, 2 Tbs cracked black pepper and 1 teaspoon kosher salt in small bowl. Pour mixture over pork; close bag to seal. Turn bag to evenly coat pork with marinade. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours, turning bag occasionally.
- Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. For the relish, brush 2 tablespoons of oil over ears of corn and skin of bell pepper. Grill corn and bell pepper, uncovered, over direct heat for 12 to 20 minutes until corn is tender and slightly browned in spots and skin on bell pepper is slightly blackened and blistered, turning occasionally. Transfer corn to cutting board to cool and bell pepper to small bowl. Cover small bowl with plastic wrap to allow bell pepper to steam.
- Meanwhile, remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Grill tenderloin, uncovered, over direct heat for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F., turning tenderloin over halfway through cooking. Transfer pork to cutting board. Loosely cover with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
- While pork is resting, slice kernels off the corn; transfer to medium bowl. Peel skin from bell pepper; slice off top and remove seeds. Cut pepper into 1/2 inch pieces; add to corn in bowl. Add tomatoes, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Gently toss until coated.
- To serve, cut pork tenderloin into 1/2 inch-thick slices; arrange on dinner plates or platter. Top with relish.