Tonight You Should Have Watermelon-Injected Pork


Watermelon-Injected Pork Recipe


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • Marinade
  • 3 cups diced watermelon meat (approximately, to yield 2 cups juice)
  • 3 jalapeños (leave jalapeños ribs and seeds in for maximum heat; remove for less)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Midori liqueur (optional)



  1. Seed and then purée watermelon and jalapeños in a blender.
  2. Strain mixture through a sieve and return to the blender.
  3. If you won't inject the tenderloin, no need to strain marinade.
  4. Add salt, sugar and midori liqueur.
  5. Blend for 2 minutes.
  6. Reserve 1 cup for basting.


  1. Draw marinade into a syringe-type injector.
  2. Poke and inject marinade throughout tenderloin.
  3. After marinating, season the meat with salt and pepper.
  4. Have coals prepared on the grill and use the combination technique of direct and indirect heat: roll the tenderloin over the direct heat to establish grill marks and then move to a slower part of the grill to finish cooking without burning.
  5. With gas grills, turn front burners on high to establish grill marks, and then move to the back.
  6. Baste the tenderloin periodically while cooking.
  7. Cook the tenderloin to an internal temperature of 145°F (despite your mother's warnings to cook pork to 170°F, 137°F will kill off anything that might harm you).
  8. Allow the meat to rest 5 minutes and then slice into medallions.


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