Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pipian Sauce Recipe

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pipian Sauce
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  1. Place pork between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Pound to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.)
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add next 5 ingredients. Sauté until seeds are lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Place 4 cups water, tomatillos, and jalapeño in small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until tomatillos are soft and olive-green color, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Transfer tomatillos, jalapeño, reserved 1/4 cup liquid, cilantro, lettuce, broth, radishes, and seed mixture to blender. Blend sauce until smooth, stopping occasionally to push down ingredients.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add sauce; cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
  5. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Divide among 4 plates. Stir sauce over medium heat until heated through. Spoon sauce over pork.
  6. * Green tomato-like vegetables with paper-thin husks. Available at Latin American markets and some supermarkets.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 433.27 Kcal (1814 kJ)
Calories from fat 218.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.31g 37%
Cholesterol 122.78mg 41%
Sodium 304.98mg 13%
Potassium 1122.65mg 24%
Total Carbs 10.77g 4%
Sugars 4.5g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4.18g 17%
Protein 44.05g 88%
Vitamin C 15.3mg 26%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Calcium 179.2mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 68.13 Kcal (285 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.82g 37%
Cholesterol 19.31mg 41%
Sodium 47.96mg 13%
Potassium 176.53mg 24%
Total Carbs 1.69g 4%
Sugars 0.71g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0.66g 17%
Protein 6.93g 88%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 26%
Iron 0.7mg 26%
Calcium 28.2mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.9
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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