Pork Tenderloin, with sweet and sour tamarind sauce
(Lomo de puerco en salsa de tamarino agridulce)

Mexico is notorious for its amazing recipes how to cook pork; there are many historical reasons that can explain this, but the undeniable truth is that they know how to take advantage of pork in ways unseen anywhere else! The pork tenderloin is one of the best cuts, so naturally it deserves the attention it needs to make it a perfect dish... Now in this easy recipe we are cooking pork the mexican way with tamarind; I hope you will try and enjoy this recipe as I did!

Tamarind Pork Tenderloin Recipe:


* 2 lb. pork tenderloin, in one piece
* 1/4 cup oil
* 2 large onions, sliced​thin
* 4 cloves of garlic
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 bags of tamarind pulp
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 2 chipotle chilies, diced finely


1) Put half the oil in the pressure cooker and in it fry the onion until it turns brown and is almost dry. Remove the onions and leave in a strainer to drain the fat.

2) While frying the onion, crush the garlic using a garlic press and mix with some freshly ground black pepper and salt.

3) Spread the pressed garlic around the outside of the tenderloin and put in the pressure cooker, in the oil into which the onion was cooked.

4) While the tenderloin is roasting, in a saucepan make the tamarind pulp boil in 2 cups water. When the tamarind is falling apart, pass this sauce through a strainer to catch all seeds and fibers.

5) When the tenderloin is seared and browned all around, add the onions that we have reserved and the chipotle, pour the tamarind sauce we did earlier, the sugar and 2 more cups water.

6) Cover and seal the pressure cooker, then cook under pressure during 1/2 hour.

Let the cooker cool down and once cool enough to open, fork the tenderloin to your cutting board.

Pour the liquid from the cooker back in the pan then simmer the resulting tamarind sauce so it thickens slightly; meanwhile slice the pork tenderloin in generous slices. Prepare each plate, placing a few slices of pork, then pouring some sauce over them and perhaps some white rice on the side...

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