Saturday, May 12, 2012

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Recipe from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

This is really very tasty and good enough for company!  And, it’s so easy to make your own teriyaki sauce, even the kids can help. Be sure to allow the meat to rest under cover to let the juices settle, which will make the meat especially succulent.  When I made this, it was pretty outside, so I used the grill.  When the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can use your broiler.

2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon dry sherry
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar (I used brown rice vinegar.)
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger (Save time and use the kind in the jar.)
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 pound pork tenderloin

Combine the soy sauce, oil, sugar, sherry, vinegar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and add the pork tenderloin. Seal the bag and marinate the pork in the refrigerator, turning once, for at least an hour or up to 8 hours.
Preheat the broiler. Place the pork on a roasting pan and broil for 15 minutes, turning once.

**I grilled the pork tenderloin until the internal temperature was 160 degrees F and then I allowed the meat to rest (covered with a plate) for about 10 minutes before slicing.

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