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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Pepper Chow-Chow

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Recipe courtesy of Chef Elise Wendland.



  • 6 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 6 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice

Vegetables (chopped)

  • 2 cups Vidalia onion
  • 2 cups red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup fennel bulb
  • 2 cups cherries (pitted)


*Make Chow-Chow at least 2 days before

  1. Combine the ingredients for the brine in a stainless steel pot.
  2. Simmer over low heat for 10 minutes and then remove from heat.
  3. Let the ingredients cool and steep for about 15 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Pour the brine over the vegetables and cherries. Leave the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours and then pulse in a food processor to finish. Can be kept in the refrigerator for a week.
  5. Season the pork tender-loin with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  6. Preheat the grill for 10-15 minutes. Grill tenderloin until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  7. Remove from heat and let it rest for ten minutes. Slice and serve with the Cherry Pepper Chow Chow and J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon.

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