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Grilled Tenderloin with Garlic-Cilantro Butter

No recipe image available.Southwestern-style grilled pork tenderlon topped with a tasty garlic-cilantro butter.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Garlic-Cilantro Butter:
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced roasted garlic (about 12 garlic cloves) (see below)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut tenderloins crosswise into 1-inch pieces, flatten slightly. Combine next five ingredients; marinate pork in mixture 4 hours, refrigerated. Remove pork from marinade; panbroil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  2. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon of Garlic-Cilantro Butter. Serve with rice, if desired
  3. For Garlic-Cilantro Butter: Process together butter, fresh cilantro, roasted garlic and lime juice.

Makes 6 servings.

To Roast Garlic: Place 12 or more peeled garlic cloves in small baking dish. Cover with olive oil. Bake at 350°F (175°C). for 45 minutes, until garlic is soft..

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.