Grilled Pork with Mojo Sauce

Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce is a quick & easy weeknight dinner idea. Tender pork pieces are quick grilled & topped with a spicy Cuban mojo sauce. | platingsandpairings.com

Grilled Pork with Mojo Sauce make a quick & easy weeknight dinner. Tender slices of fresh pork are topped with a spicy, zesty Cuban mojo sauce.

It’s officially Spring!!! Are you as excited as I am? I’m ready to throw open all the windows, let in the fresh air, turn on the grill and sip Pinot Gris on the patio! Unfortunately, with temperatures remaining in the low 50’s and not an end in sight for the Oregon rain, this all might not happen for a while…

So… I pretended.

I fired up my grill pan, poured that glass of Pinot Gris and made some of my favorite Mojo Sauce. I love this stuff on everything – Veggies, steak, fish, chicken, eggs… It’s very similar to an Argentinian chimichurri sauce, without the oregano. Loaded with fresh herbs (parsley and cilantro), garlic, spicy jalapeno peppers and bit of vinegar for that perfect tang, it will brighten up any dish you spoon it over.

But the best part? It only takes 5 minutes to make – Just load everything up into a blender or food processor and let it whirl away until it reaches that perfect, saucy consistency.

Today, I’m serving mojo sauce over some tender grilled pork medallions. “Medallions” = fancy word for slices of pork.

Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce is a quick & easy weeknight dinner idea. Tender pork pieces are quick grilled & topped with a spicy Cuban mojo sauce. | platingsandpairings.com

Rather than roasting a whole pork tenderloin like I might normally do, I took a pork tenderloin and sliced it into 1-inch thick pieces. By slicing the pork into medallions, it cooks up super fast on your grill (or grill pan in my case). Just 2-3 minutes on each side gives you that perfect sear while maintaining the juiciness of the meat.

From start to finish, this dish took less than 20-minutes. Meaning, more time to enjoy the aforementioned glass of Pinot Gris. 🙂

Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce is a quick & easy weeknight dinner idea. Tender pork pieces are quick grilled & topped with a spicy Cuban mojo sauce. | platingsandpairings.com

Grilled Pork with Mojo Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: grilled pork medallions, grilled pork mojo sauce, pork with mojo sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 469 kcal
Author: Erin

Grilled Pork with Mojo Sauce is a quick and easy weeknight dinner idea. Tender pork pieces are quick grilled and topped with a spicy and zesty Cuban mojo sauce. Yum!

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pork tenderloin about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Mojo Sauce:

  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Mojo Sauce:

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until desired texture is reached.

Pork Medallions:

  1. Slice the pork into 1-inch thick medallions and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat and brush with olive oil. Sear the pork for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden.
  3. Serve pork medallions with mojo sauce spooned over the top, or on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pork with Mojo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 196mg65%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 1199mg34%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 62g124%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wine Pairings for Grilled Pork:

    • Sauvignon Blanc has bright citrus and herbal notes that pair nicely with the lemon and parsley found in this dish.
    • Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are a nice match with their crisp minerality and citrus notes.
    • For something unexpected, and budget friendly, try a Vinho Verde.

 

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10 comments

  1. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    That mojo sauce sounds amazing—and it’s even fun to say! Also, I hear you on just wanting to sit outside and enjoy the outdoors. Sigh. Maybe someday!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hopefully soon we will see the sunshine Catherine!

      Reply

  2. Meredith {MarthaChartreuse}

    This sauce looks like the gift that keeps on giving!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Mojo sauce is definitely one of my best friends in the cooking world 🙂

      Reply

  3. Brittany Sierra

    Yum! I don’t really eat pork but this looks great! Especially the sauce!
    Britt

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you Brittany – The mojo sauce is also amazing on chicken, seafood or veggies!

      Reply

  4. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    I love Smithfield pork for quick weeknight dinners! That mojo sauce looks delicious!

    Reply

  5. Sarah Scott

    5 stars
    My goodness, this looks amazing! My stomach was not prepared to see all these yumminess, I think I heard it shout at me as I read haha gonna give it a try!

    Reply

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