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Apple-Smoked Pork with Pear Salsa

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Apple-Smoked Pork with Pear Salsa
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Enjoy your dinner with this smoked pork topped with home-made pear salsa - a tasty meal.

Ingredients

Pear Salsa

1 1/2
cups chopped unpeeled pear (about 1 large)
2
tablespoons chopped green onions
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons chopped hot yellow chile
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt

Pork

4
cups apple wood chips
2
pork tenderloins (about 1 lb each)
1
teaspoon garlic salt
1
small onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions

  • 1 Make Pear Salsa
  • 2 In large bowl, cover wood chips with water; soak 30 minutes.
  • 3 Drain wood chips. Prepare and heat smoker using wood chips and adding water to water pan following manufacturer’s directions.
  • 4 Sprinkle pork with garlic salt. Make diagonal cuts across pork at 1-inch intervals to within 1/2 inch of bottom of pork. Insert onion pieces in cuts in pork.
  • 5 Place pork on rack in smoker. Cover and smoke about 3 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in center of pork reads 160°F. If smoking stops, add additional wood chips through side door of smoker. Top pork with salsa.
  • 6 METHOD FOR PEAR SALSA: In small glass or plastic bowl, mix all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Tips  

This salsa recipe also works well when paired with grilled chicken breasts or pork chops. Instead of pears, try substituting peaches and plums instead.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
(
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
26g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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