Grilled Pork Loin with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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Adjust the level of sweetness or heat in the salsa as a perfect compliment to the smokey-citrus flavor of the pork.

I have had great success using much larger pork loins and putting them on my smoker for larger gatherings.

Leaving the pork in the marinade for 24 or more hours will produce more intense flavors in the meat.

Servings: 5 Servings
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Ingredients

Cost per serving $2.83 view details

Directions

  1. Pork:
  2. Trim excess fat from pork loin.
  3. To butterfly or split the loin in half, starting from the thicker long edge, make a horizontal cut through center of pork to within 1/2 inch of the opposite long edge.
  4. Open the pork like a book and press the uncut long edge to flatten as much as possible.
  5. In a shallow dish or plastic food storage bag, combine pork with orange rind and juice, ketchup, soy sauce, oil, honey, garlic and red pepper.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight to marinade, turning pork occasionally.
  7. Meanwhile prepare pineapple salsa.
  8. An hour before serving, heat wood or coals in grill and soak wood chips in water to cover for 30 minutes.
  9. Lightly oil or coat grill rack with non stick vegetable cooking spray and set aside.
  10. Drain wood chips and place on medium hot coals.
  11. Heat grill rack.
  12. Drain pork, reserving marinade and place on hot grill rack about 4 inches from medium low coals.
  13. Grill pork until almost firm to the touch, turning occasionally and basting with some marinade 12 to 15 minutes.
  14. To serve, let pork stand 10 minutes on cutting board.
  15. Slice pork diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with the pineapple salsa.
  16. Salsa:
  17. In small bowl, combine pineapple, red pepper, onion, jalapeno, lemon juice and honey.
  18. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  19. Just before serving, stir in cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 210g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 227  
Calories from Fat 60 26%
Total Fat 6.75g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 6%
Trans Fat 0.09g  
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 476mg 20%
Potassium 521mg 15%
Total Carbs 19.45g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 15.63g 10%
Protein 22.42g 36%
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