Grilled Pork with Cilantro Butter

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  • ½ cup butter, softenedGrilled Pork with Cilantro Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated lime rind
  • 1 (2 to 3 lb.) boneless pork loin roast, butterflied


  1. Combine butter, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 3 tablespoons cilantro, parsley, and white pepper.  Place the butter mixture on wax paper, and shape into a log 1 inch in diameter.  Chill 8 hours.
  2. Combine oil, ¼ cup lime juice, ¼ cup cilantro, gingerroot, and lime rind in a small bowl, blending well. Set aside.
  3. Place pork between 2 sheets of wax paper; flatten until even, using a meat mallet or rolling pin.  Cut small slits on both sides of pork.
  4. Place in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.  Pour marinade over pork.  Cover and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours.
  5. Grill pork 5 inches from medium coals 10 to 15 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness, basting frequently with marinade.  Transfer meat to a cutting board.  Cover and let stand 5 minutes before slicing.  Serve with cilantro butter.
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