Time for some pork on the grill!
Summer barbecue doesn’t always mean steaks and burgers. This simple, tender and delicious BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin grills up in just 20 minutes. Marinate the tenderloins during the day and when you come home it’s a weeknight meal that’s ready in a snap! Serve with a side of Fresh Mango Salad and you’ve got a perfect summer meal!
Last week I took some time off to get the house in summer shape. After 5 hours of gardening, 3 hours of deck washing, 2 hours of flour scrubbing and 1 hour of washing lawn furniture… I think things are finally looking good. I love holidays…
That’s why this recipe was a game changer, because after all that fun I was having, I was too tired to do much cooking! Not only are pork tenderloins an economical (cheap) cut of meat, they’re lean, moist and sooo tasty… all good.
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp grated ginger
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 Ontario Pork Tenderloins (about 12 oz/375 g each)
- Combine all ingredients except the pork tenderloin to make a marinade. Divide marinade in half: put one half in a small, non-metal container with the pork, cover and refrigerate for about four to 24 hours.
- Pre-heat barbecue to hot. Grill pork over high heat, basting with the other half of the marinade. Turn and baste pork tenderloins frequently. Continue grilling until the pork is nicely browned and internal temperature reaches 155-160°F (68-71°C) with a meat thermometer (about 20 minutes). Do not overcook, a little bit of pink is alright. Remove pork from grill, cover with tented foil, and allow resting for about 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 450ºF.
- Brown all sides of pork tenderloin in a skillet over med-high heat, turning, 3-5 minutes.
- Transfer to foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 15-18 minutes until 140ºF. Rest 10 minutes before cutting.