Citrus-Garlic Pork Loin
Source of Recipe
POINTS® Value | 5
Servings | 4
Preparation Time | 12 min
Cooking Time | 40 min
Level of Difficulty | Easy
List of Ingredients
3 medium garlic clove(s)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup grapefruit juice, not cocktail
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 pound center loin pork, lean only
4 cup cooked green beans
Mince garlic and mix with lime and grapefruit juices, soy sauce and pepper sauce. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour so flavors can blend.
Place tenderloin in marinade and turn to coat evenly. Cover and put in refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 1/2 hours but no more than 5. Turn occasionally. Outside of meat may lighten in color from citrus juices.
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Drain pork and reserve juices. Roast pork for 10 minutes, then turn reduce heat to 325ºF and continue to roast until internal temperature of pork reads 145-150ºF.
Boil marinade for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 more minutes. Serve sliced pork with cooked marinade on top accompanied by green beans. Yields 3 ounces pork, 2 tablespoons sauce and 3/4 cup green beans per serving.
Flavor Booster: Try ponzu, a Japanese sauce that’s slightly tart and salty, in place of half the soy sauce in the marinade. The flavor is complex and appealing. Ponzu is available in ethnic grocery stores and some natural food supermarkets