Pork Tenderloin in Mojo Marinade


pork tenderloin with citrus

Mojo Pork Tenderloin

Citrusy pork tenderloin for a simple weeknight meal
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: mojo, pork
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Prepare the marinade: combine orange juice, lime juice, garlic cloves, salt and apricot jam in a small bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp salt, 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • Marinade the pork: Place the tenderloin in a plastic bag or glass container. Pour the marinade over the pork, turning over several times to coat all sides. Place in refrigerator to marinade for a minimum of 30 minutes.
    1 lb pork tenderloin
  • Preheat the oven 425 degrees F.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to evenly coat pan.
    1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Once the oil is hot (shimmering but not smoking), place the tenderloin in the skillet. Reserve the marinade.
  • Brown the tenderloin on each side. This step should take about 5 minutes.
  • Once browned, pour as much of the marinade as desired over the top of the tenderloin.
  • Place the whole skillet (including the tenderloin) into the preheated oven. (If you wish, place roasting vegetables next to the tenderloin in the skillet like baby potatoes or onions).
  • Roast until internal temperature is 145 degrees (take out of the oven at 140 and let rest until 145 before slicing). This will take 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes.






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