Yucatan Pork Tenderloin with Peach-Avocado Salsa Recipe

Yucatan Pork Tenderloin with Peach-Avocado Salsa recipe and comments were shared with me by my friend, Karen Calanchini of Redding, CA.

Karen says, “This recipe is from our local newspaper and was the winning entry in a cooking contest.  When I made this Yucatan Pork Tenderloin with Peach-Avocado Salsa for a dinner party, it  got rave reviews from our company.  Enjoy!

More great Pork Recipes.

Yucatan Pork Tenderloin with Peach-Avocado Salsa Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Yucatan Pork Tenderloin with Peach-Avocado Salsa Recipe
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Yucatan Pork Tenderloin:
  • 2 small pork tenderloins (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic pepper
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
Peach-Avocado Salsa:
  • 1 fresh peach, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 small avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1/4 cup jicama, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil, extra-virgin
Yucatan Pork Tenderloin Instructions:
  1.  Yucatan Pork TenderloinTrim the tenderloin roast of fat and silverskin.

  2. Note:  Silverskin is a silvery-white connective tissue.  It does not dissolve when the tenderloin is cooked, so it needs to be trimmed away.  If the silverskin is not trimmed off, it will cause the tenderloins to curl up into the shape of a quarter moon.  Score the meat at various points across the width of the tenderloin and set aside.

  3. Make a lengthwise cut into each tenderloin, until the loin opens like a book (do not cut all the way through).  Place tenderloins in a shallow glass dish; pour juice from the orange and lime over the pork.  Sprinkle the garlic pepper and oregano over the pork and press onto the meat with your fingers.  Drizzle with the olive oil.  Cover and let marinade in the refrigerator overnight.

  4. Preheat barbecue grill.  Bring roast to room temperature before cooking.  Place roast onto hot grill. Grill, turning once, approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of the roast registers an internal temperature of 155 degrees F.

  5. Remove from grill and transfer onto a cutting board; let roast stand 15 minutes before carving (meat temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the oven).  Slice crosswise into slices and serve with Peach-Avocado Salsa.

Peach-Avocado Salsa Instructions:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the peach, avocado, jicama, red onion, and cilantro leaves.  Whisk the lime juice, red pepper, and olive oil together; pour over the salsa mixture and toss.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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