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Pork Lettuce Boats with Watermelon Salsa

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  • Cut: Tenderloin
  • Prep Time (Minutes): 15
  • Cook Time (Minutes): 25
  • Number of Servings: 4-6



1 pork tenderloin, well-trimmed, about 12 oz / 0.375 kg
3 Tbsp / 45 mL light soy sauce
2 Tbsp / 30 mL oyster sauce
1 Tbsp / 15 mL grated ginger root
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp / 5 mL EACH onion powder and red pepper flakes
½ tsp / 2 mL sesame oil
1 head romaine lettuce, washed, and separated into pieces

Watermelon Salsa:

3 Tbsp / 45 mL canola oil
2 Tbsp / 30 mL EACH rice vinegar and light soy sauce
½ tsp / 2 mL sesame oil
1 cup / 250 mL diced watermelon
2 mini cucumbers, diced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
Salt and pepper to taste


For the pork:

  1. Place tenderloin into resealable plastic bag. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour marinade over tenderloin; turn to coat. Seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Remove tenderloin from marinade; discard marinade. Pat tenderloin with paper towels to remove excess marinade.
  3. Preheat barbecue on high; reduce heat to medium. Grill pork on lightly oiled grill grates for 20-25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer registers 155F; turn once or twice.
  4. Remove tenderloin from grill onto a clean cutting board. Tent loosely with foil and let tenderloin rest 5 minutes before slicing into thin, 1 to 2-inch long strips.
  5. Fill lettuce leaves with some of the tenderloin strips and top with salsa. Serve immediately.

For the salsa:

  1. In small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  2. Add watermelon, cucumber and avocado; stir gently to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.

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