Grilled Pork Tenderloins With Tomato Relish Recipe

Take advantage of fresh summer tomatoes and serve them over barbecued pork.

2 Canadian pork tenderloins, about 1-1/2 lb.
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Tomato Relish
1-1/2 cups seeded and diced fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup fresh (preferably) orange juice
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp each salt and ground black pepper


Step 1: With a sharp knife, cut pork tenderloins lengthwise almost all the way through, so they open up like a book. Place pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or other suitable tool, gently pound out meat to width of about 6″. Combine remaining ingredients.

Step 2: Place pork in non-metallic container and pour marinade over. Refrigerate and let marinate for 2-4 hours.

Step 3: Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. Grill tenderloins, turning once, for a total of 6-7 minutes, or until a slight hint of pink remains in thickest part of meat. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness without overcooking: internal temperature should be 155°F. Let cooked pork rest under tented foil while preparing relish (internal temperature will rise to 160°F.)

Tomato Relish

Step 1: Combine all ingredients. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary. To serve, slice tenderloins across into wide strips and top with tomato relish.

Reprinted with permission from Pork Marketing Canada.

Pork Marketing Canada