This lean, quick-cooking cut is the chicken breast of the pork world. It stands up to bold flavors and is so versatile it can move from down-home casual to elegant to global, as our collection of recipes shows. At the grocery store, steer clear of pre-marinated tenderloins or ones injected with solution to “enhance juiciness.” Those products are typically loaded with sodium. Instead, add your own seasonings and stay in control of the flavor and salt.
Spanish Pork with Apple-Citrus Salsa
Get ready for big flavor! The spice rub on this grilled pork tenderloin combines robust chili powder, pungent dried oregano, earthy cumin, and smoky pimenton. Pimentón is a Spanish paprika made from peppers that have been slowly smoked and dried over oak fires. If pimentón is not available, use readily available Spanish smoked paprika instead. A fresh, crunchy, tart apple salsa is the perfect complement, adding bright flavor notes to balance the richness of the pork. If you happen to have leftovers, try chopping the pork and loading it into tortillas with the salsa for a new twist on tacos.