Guava-Glazed Pork Tenderloin With Cilantro-Jalapeño Salsa

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by justcallmetoni

Looking for recipes to use up some leftover guava paste when I found this. The original recipe first appeared in the June '02 issue of "Food and Wine" Magazine. Though I have not tried it yet, I will be trying the indoor version. Rather than testing it first, I am posting it now for my fellow ZWT3 travellers.

Top Review by JacoChefo

This is a phenomenal recipe. The garlic and guava combination is a beautiful thing. I quadruple the garlic (at least). Be sure to use white WINE vinegar and do not substitute with just plain vinegar to have the perfect tangy/sweet balance. Make extra salsa and get a bag of tortilla chips!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare the glaze, heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook about 1 minute to soften the onions. Reduce the heat to low. Add the guava paste and water and cook, stirring, until the paste has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce, ketchup and cayenne. Season with salt.
  2. Place the pork tenderloins in resealable bag along with HALF of the glaze. Chill for an hour turning as needed to insure that all parts of the loin are well soaked.
  3. Light a fire or heat a grill pan over moderate heat. Grill the pork, turning and brushing with the remaining glaze, until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. To prepare the cilantro salsa, mix in a small bowl the cilantro, oil, lime juice, vinegar, onion, chives, jalapeños and garlic. Season with salt as needed.
  5. Thinly slice the pork. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with the salsa.

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