Pork Tenderloin with Cucumber-Mango Salad (from Better Homes and Gardens)
Flavorful and delicate, this tender juicy pork tenderloin makes a light supper with a salad and vegetables and some jasmine brown rice.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Roasting time: 425°F 20 mins
Standing time: 5 mins
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and silver
4 green onions
1 mango, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 small English cucumber, sliced and/or chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced (optional)
Preheat oven to 425˚F.
Make the rub. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, five-spice powder, and salt. Set aside 1 teaspoon brown sugar mixture. Rub remaining brown sugar mixture into pork tenderloin. Place tenderloin in a foil-lined baking pan.
Roast the tenderloin. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 155 degrees F. Cover with foil and let stand for 5 minutes (meat temperature will rise to 160 degrees F).
Make the salad. Meanwhile, slice the green portion of green onions into thin strips; chop the white portion. In a medium bowl combine green onions, mango, cucumber, jalapeno pepper (if using), and the reserved brown sugar mixture.
Serve. Slice pork and serve with mango salad.
- jerk pork tenderloin with mango-avocado-tomato salsa (foodiejoanie.wordpress.com)
- Pork Tenderloin Green Curry and Pepitas (dishnthekitchen.wordpress.com)
- Grilled Herb Pork Tenderloin … So Good … Too Easy (asimplecelebrationstpete.wordpress.com)