Pork Tenderloin Cubano

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
10 mins
3 hrs

I love Cuban cuisine for its blend of Spanish, African and Carribbean cooking styles and flavors. This is one of those recipes that requires simple preparation the night before and then goes on the grill or in the oven for a quick but delicious meal. From "Home Cooking with the Uncommon Gourmet" by Ellen Helman.

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  1. Place the pork in a non-reactive container or plastic bag.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the salt, pepper, garlic, onion, oregano, molasses, orange juice, lime juice, and rum.
  3. Pour the marinade over the pork, coating all surfaces.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours and as much as overnight.
  5. Return to room temperature before cooking.
  6. Grill method: Grill the tenderloins over hot coals, 4 inches from the heat source, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, basting with the reserved marinade.
  7. Oven method: Roast the pork in a 400F oven for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes; then slice into 3/4 inch thick rounds and serve.