Citrus-Garlic Pork Loin
SmartPoints® value per serving
The tangy citrus juices in this dish bring out the flavour of the pork without overwhelming it.
3 clove(s), medium
Fresh lime juice
½ fl oz, not cocktail
Hot pepper sauce
Uncooked lean trimmed pork center loin
Cooked green beans
- Mince garlic and mix with lime and grapefruit juices, soy sauce and pepper sauce. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour so flavours can blend.
- Place tenderloin in marinade and turn to coat evenly. Cover and put in refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 1/2 hours but no more than 5. Turn occasionally. Outside of meat may lighten in colour from citrus juices.
- Preheat oven to 450ºF. Drain pork and reserve juices. Roast pork for 10 minutes, then turn reduce heat to 325ºF and continue to roast until internal temperature of pork reads 145-150ºF.
- Boil marinade for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 more minutes. Serve sliced pork with cooked marinade on top accompanied by green beans. Yields 3 ounces pork, 2 tablespoons sauce and 3/4 cup green beans per serving.