Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro and Lime

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • 1 to 2 pork tenderloins (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped or pureed
  • The juice of 2 to 3 limes
  • 3/4 cup Gold ’n Soft® Vegetable Oil Spread
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Finely shreeded lime peel

Season the tenderloins with the garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper and the chipotle chile. Let stand for approximately 10 minutes for a more intense flavor. In a large saute or frying pan melt 3 tablespoons of the Gold ’n Soft® Vegetable Oil Spread and brown the tenderloins all around.

Cook at medium heat turning often for 15-20 minutes or until done. Lower the heat if necessary.

Set the tenderloins on a plate and cover. Meanwhile keep the pan warm and pour the lime juice mixing well.

Add Gold ’n Soft® Vegetable Oil Spread, cilantro and lime peel. Let melt while mixing well. As soon as it boils pour on top of the tenderloin. Serve with rice and salad. Or with tortillas and guacamole.

Tips: You can saute the pork in a pan and then place in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes while you prepare the lime and cilantro sauce. Interior temperature should be 155 degrees.

You can also use orange instead of lemon for a sweeter sauce. This recipe is great with chicken or fish.