Barbecued Citrus Pork Tenderloin
1 package, approximately 2 1/2 pounds,
pork tenderloin (2 loins per package)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoons ground black pepper
1 large, sweet onion, sliced
6 to 8 pieces pita bread
1 lime, cut into quarters
In a rectangular, nonreactive container combine the olive oil, lime
juice, frozen orange juice concentrate, water, garlic, cumin, salt
and pepper. Mix well.
Rinse the pork and add to the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for
four to eight hours.
Preheat grill to medium temperature.
Cook the pork on all sides (rotating periodically) until the
internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. Liberally brush the citrus
marinade on the tenderloins frequently during the grilling and
Remove the pork from the grill and let stand 10 minutes. In the
meantime, slice the onion. Heat one or two teaspoons of cooking oil
in a pan and sauté over medium heat. After meat has rested slice
thin. (Hint: An electric knife works great.) Serve on warm pita
bread with sautéed onions. Squeeze fresh lime juice from wedges onto
Serves 6 to 8.
Nutrition values per serving: 344 calories, 8 g fat, 36 g
carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein, 73 mg cholesterol, 670 mg