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Cuban Pork Tenderloin

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Cuban Pork Tenderloin

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  • 1 1/2 lb. pork tenderloin (trimmed)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (fresh)
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice (fresh)
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
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    1. Using thin knife, trim silver skin from tenderloin. Mix orange juice, grapefruit juice, cilantro, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt, and hot pepper in gallon-sized zip-top plastic bag. Add pork, close, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, make Rice and Black Bean Salad.
    2. Prepare outdoor grill for direct medium-hot grilling. For a gas grill, preheat grill on high. Adjust temperature to 400°F. For a charcoal grill, build fire and let burn until coals are covered with white ash. Spread coals and let burn for 15-20 minutes.
    3. Lightly oil cooking grate. Remove pork from marinade, drain briefly, but do not scrape off solids. Place on grill and cover grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned and instant-read thermometer inserted in center of pork reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, about 20-27 minutes. Transfer to carving board and let stand 3-5 minutes. Cut on slight diagonal and serve with rice and black bean salad.
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    Kenneth Upham 3 months ago
    Great, very moist and tasty. Delicious, like Miami Cuban Restaurants. Cook it on a gas BBQ not Problemo, stay with the receipt and make sure you turn every 3-4 minutes until temp for medium Rare is reached and leaving remove from heat to rest for 5 minutes brings the internal temp up to medium. Served with black beans and rice.
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    George 4 months ago
    A little dry but still tastes good 👍
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    Jon 8 months ago
    Delicious! Didn’t want to buy a giant jug of grapefruit juice and couldn’t find small bottles so I doubled the orange juice and it still turned out amazing. Kept everything else the same and would definitely make again!
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    Tanya T. 9 months ago
    Yummmy! Big hit with my family! Made this for my mommy-in-law’s 91st birthday tonight and she loved it!
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    Skyler Givens a year ago
    turned out great i think in the future i wouls substitute the red pepper flakes for paprika to give it a smokey flavor
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    Rob S. a year ago
    I used Naranja sour Orange juice instead of the orange and grapefruit juices and I also ground Mexican oregano instead of the usual oregano in this recipe. Grilled over cherry and apple woods and charcoal to internal temp of 145 F. Rested for about ten minutes and served. Big hit with the girls and we have done this about four times now. Keeper.
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    bonnie puntney a year ago
    Made this, was delicious. I marinaded 2 days. Found a black bean/rice recipe to serve with. Will definitely make again.
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    Lisa Benjamin a year ago
    Hubby loved it!! Followed recipe exactly and it turned out great.
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    Amy 2 years ago
    Doubled the recipe for a 3.5lb pork loin. AMAZING!!!!!!!!
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    Cumberledge 2 years ago
    Excellent. Will definitely make this again
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    Emil Hedman 2 years ago
    Loved it! My store only sold red grapefruit but it worked wonderfully. Will make again, and let it marinate for longer, at least a full night and day.
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    Ana 2 years ago
    fantastic, will make again for sure. initially i was worried it would be too citrusy, but the rest of the spices really balanced the taste. instead of grilling on an open fire, i seared it on the pan and then baked in the oven (210c, 20-25min, cover and let sit for 10 min). good for a family meal or having friends over for dinner.
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    Dave Schultz 2 years ago
    Amazing flavor! Recipe is great as-is! Will be making this one again!
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    Rachel 2 years ago
    I reccomend stabbing the meat all over to let the flavors really seep in deeper
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    Ben Bracy 2 years ago
    This recipe is a 10/10. I marinated it for 3.5 hours and doubled the marinade recipe to maximize the flavor profile. To push this recipe over the edge, I made a jalapeño cilantro sauce with the below recipe (I swapped out the pablano with the jalapeños). The key to this recipe is to pull the meat off the grill at 135-140 to keep it moist, let it rest 5 minutes and then pour the juices back on top of the meat. I promise you that they will be calling you Bobby Flay after you cook this recipe! It is nothing short of a knock out!!
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    Chris 2 years ago
    The citrus and cumin combo really makes the best flavor. I made sandwiches out the pork and they were great!
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    Ngo 2 years ago
    It turned out great. There's a little kick but not too much that the kids didn't enjoy it.
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    Bryan C. 2 years ago
    i sous vide in the marinade, browned the pork in a pan, then added the marinade to the pan and cooked it down into a rich sauce
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    Jill Chapman 2 years ago
    Very good and easy to make
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    Oj Johnson 2 years ago
    Easy and good. Family loved it!
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    Ryan Phillips 2 years ago
    So easy to make a so flavorful
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    Meredith Hall 2 years ago
    Delicious!!! My guests raved about it
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    Julie 2 years ago
    We loved it! Followed directions and it was perfect!
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    What 2 years ago
    Gud So gud very nice flavor idk lol hehehehehhehhehe
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    Sam Little 2 years ago
    The meat was tasty and tender, caramelized well, but required a bit more salt and acid to my taste, but I look forward to a next attempt with those minor adjustments.
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    Karen G. 2 years ago
    So easy and so flavorful
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    Sean 2 years ago
    This is a awesome dish. My favorite way to cook pork!!!!!!!!!!
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    Alona P 2 years ago
    OHHHHH MAAAAN! So incredibly yummy!! I don’t have a grill so I made this in the oven. If it’s this good made in the oven, I can only imagine how insane it is on the grill!
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    Terry 3 years ago
    Love this dish. Easy and so tasty.
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    Frank Romaniello 3 years ago
    The family loved it. I like the low salt content, so that the eater can salt to his liking. I also added un-soaked apple, oak and hickory wood chips to my Big Green Egg at the beginning and middle of the cook.