MmMmmmm. My brother passed along this little gem today and I had to share it! From the latest and greatest June Issue of Bon Appetit. I can’t wait to make this for myself, especially now that cherries are in perfect season. That said, as fast as those cherries are ripe for the picking, they are just as quickly gone…so if you are going to do this recipe right, try it soon!

Thanks Brian for sending, and hopefully we can sit down to a dinner table together soon and try this out together!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa

The sweet, sour, and piquant flavors of this cherry sauce come together as you grill the pork.


  1. 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  2. 1/2 cup minced shallots, divided
  3. 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  4. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  5. 2 pork tenderloins, about 2 1/2 pounds total
  6. 1/2 pound fresh cherries, stemmed, pitted,halved
  7. 1 fresh Fresno chile, red jalapeño, or Holland chile, thinly sliced crosswise
  8. 1 tablespoon. extra-virgin olive oil
  9. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat. Combine 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup minced shallots, 4 tablespoons lime juice, and vegetable oil in a resealable plastic bag. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup shallots, 2 tablespoons lime juice, cherries, chile, and olive oil in a medium bowl. Season salsa lightly with salt and pepper and set aside to let flavors to meld.
  3. Remove tenderloins from marinade and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill tenderloins, turning frequently, until a thermometer inserted into meat registers 145°F, about 15 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes. Cut into thin slices and serve with salsa.

Preparation time: 1hour

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Calories: 349

Fat: 16

Courtesy of Bon Appetite, June 2011 Issue, and


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