Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Guava Glaze and Orange-Habanero Mojo

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 pork tenderloins, about 1 1/2 pounds each

Canola oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Ground cumin

Guava Glaze, recipe follows

Orange-Habanero Mojo, recipe follows

Mint sprigs, for garnish

Guava Glaze:

1 cup guava marmalade

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons orange juice or water

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Orange-Habanero Mojo:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice

1/4 cup sour orange juice (optional)

1/2 small red onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 habanero chile, finely chopped

1 teaspoon whole cumin seed

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat grill to high. Brush pork with oil and season with salt, pepper, and cumin, to taste. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the tenderloins over and brush with guava glaze and cook another 4 to 5 minutes, brushing with the glaze every few minutes. Remove from the grill, brush with more of the glaze and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2-inch thick slices and drizzle with the Orange-Habanero Mojo. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Guava Glaze:

  1. Whisk together ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.;

Orange-Habanero Mojo:

  1. In a saucepan, combine citrus juices, onion, garlic, habanero, and cumin. Cook over medium heat until reduced by 1/2 and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Strain.
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