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Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Spicy Salsa

Delicious, juicy pork tenderloin melts in your mouth. Add the spicy salsa for a perfect combination of flavors.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 307 kcal
Author Joe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, cut vertically into thirds and each pounded to about 1" thickness
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • cooking spray

Salsa

  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • salt, to your taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 275°.

  2. Trim tenderloin of fat, slice vertically into 3 portions, and pound to 1" thickness. 

  3. Place a rack in a  rimmed baking sheet and spray with cooking oil.

  4. Salt and pepper all sides of the pork and place on the rack and put into oven. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the pork temperature is 135 to 140 degrees. (Mine took 30 minutes).

  5. Remove from the oven and place the pork on doubled up paper towels. Also place a doubled up paper towel over the pork. Let the pork rest for 10 minutes, then pat dry before frying.

  6. Add vegetable oil to a high temperature skillet, (not non-stick), and put on medium high heat until the oil just starts to smoke. Add the pork steaks and fry both sides until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Salsa

  1. While the pork bakes, prepare the salsa. Chop the ingredients and combine in a medium sized bowl. Taste and season with salt, (1/4 to 1/2 tsp).

  2. Serve the pork hot from the skillet with the salsa garnish.

Recipe Notes

Pork baking/frying technique from Cook's Illustrated.