Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tomatillo Salsa
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 12- to 14-ounce pork tenderloins
  • 5 cloves garlic, 4 finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground coffee, preferably decaf
  • Salt
  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked
  • 1 jalapeno chile, halved lengthwise and seeds discarded
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing


Cut lengthwise down the center of each pork tenderloin, without cutting all the way through, then open each tenderloin like a book.

In a bowl, combine the chopped garlic, the cumin, oregano, coffee and 1 tablespoon salt. Rub the mixture on the pork. Transfer to a baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatillos and chile and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatillos are softened, about 8 minutes. Let cool.

Using a food processor, mix the tomatillo mixture, remaining clove garlic and the cilantro until almost smooth; season with salt.

Preheat the broiler. Brush the pork with the oil. Broil for 5 minutes on each side. Cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes, then slice on an angle across the grain. Serve with the tomatillo salsa.