Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Grilled Ginger-Peanut Pork Tenderloin

Recipe from Allrecipes.com and Husband-Tested in Alice's Kitchen
Serves at least 6

Last week, the weather was still nice enough to grill outdoors, so that's what I did. If you are a die-hard griller, give this recipe a try. It's truly delicious! I served this with Spicy Sweet Potatoes (recipe on this blog) and sauteed broccoli. All of the ingredients can be found at Lost River Market & Deli. (If you can't get pork tenderloins--they go fast--try this with the pork cutlets.) This recipe made plenty for just the two of us. I used some of the left over pork on top of Alice's A+ Salad and then another day served the left over pork along with brown rice and stir-fired veggies. Yummy! (If you're in a hurry, use grated ginger and minced garlic from jars found in the refrigerated produce section at the store.)

2 (16 ounce) pork tenderloins, trimmed of fat
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon smooth natural peanut butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place pork in a large resealable plastic bag. Mix together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, peanut butter, garlic, curry powder, ginger, and salt in a bowl until smooth. Pour marinade over tenderloins, press air out of bag, seal, and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
Use a paper towel to pat any excess marinade from the pork; allow to sit at room temperature while the grill is heating. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook pork 3 minutes on each side (on all four sides) for a total of 12 to 15 minutes. The pork will be done when it is no longer pink inside and has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). Remove from the grill and cover meat loosely with a foil tent. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

outdoorgriller said...

That sounds good I love peanut butter and I would try that on my pork chop.If you want more recipes or if you want to take a look at the collection of tips I have for grilling you can visit www.cookingandgrillinoutdoors.com