Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer…..and then colder ……and then warmer again (New Jersey life!) I’m excited to slowly start bringing out my Spring/Summer recipes.   I LOVE all things warm (hot actually) weather and food is definitely on the top of my list!  Fruits and veggies are more delicious, everything is a bit lighter and of course……I can add the grill to my cooking rituals.

I honestly have no idea where I got this recipe….but I got it awhile ago.  If it’s yours, let me know and I will give props!   It’s for a delicious grilled pork tenderloin.  Simple and delicious!

 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

1 boneless pork tenderloin (any size…..I used a 2 pound)
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
1/4 cup honey
5 garlic cloves, chopped
3 T. fresh ginger, minced

Combine all ingredients in a plastic bag and marinate for at least 4 hours.   I did mine overnight which made it so tender.

Set grill to medium heat. When ready, place pork on grill and cook for approximately 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway.  Mine was about 12 minutes on each side!

ENJOY!

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~gianna~

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Flank Steak Marinade

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA….life sometimes gets in the way of blogging and life has been crazy over here!  But I had some time the last few days to schedule some more yummy recipes!

I don’t eat (or cook) much red meat, as you may have noticed with my lack of red meat cooking.  It’s really for no other reason than I don’t like the meaty taste in steaks, burgers, ground beef.   BUT if I find a good recipe that is very flavorful and can camouflage that taste I don’t like……it’s a keeper!  And this is one of those recipes!    I got it from a friend of mine a few years ago.  This marinade is sweet and savory…..it also really keeps the meat tender.   YUM!

When grilling flank steak…it’s best cooked on a high heat for a short amount of time.  And it’s best when it’s medium rare…if you overcook flank steak it gets tough.  Also it should be sliced on the thinner side, against the grain and on a slight angle.   I learned all of this from my Uncle when I made this recipe for Easter!  🙂

Flank Steak Marinade

(this is for about a pound of meat)

 1/4 c. oil

3+ Tbs. red wine vinegar (may need more)

1/2 c. soy sauce

1 Tbs. garlic powder

1 Tbs. minced onion

3+ Tbs. peach preserves (can use apricot if can’t find peach) – may need more to taste.

 Combine all ingredients in large zip lock bag with meat and stick it in the fridge no less than 3 hours, but as long as over night!  The longer it sits, the better it tastes.  I usually keep mine in over night, and during the time it’s in the fridge I squish it around in the bag to make sure all the meat gets nice and marinated!

 Heat grill to medium-high.  Place steak on grill and cook for about 5 minutes in each side….I wouldn’t go less than 4 or more than 7 on each side.

 Remove from grill and place on cutting board.  Let it sit for a few minute, slice and serve!

 ENJOY!!!

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~gianna~

Sweet and Sassy Pork Tenderloin

As you know…..I’m not a huge meat eater, with the exception of chicken, turkey and seafood….the only other meat I like is pork!   Well NOT all pork, but some!   This pork tenderloin recipe is to die for! When I say it’s delicious, it’s an understatement. It’s so tender and has the perfect amount of sweet and spice (sassy)!  I got the recipe from my friend, Jen!  Thanks, Jen!!!  🙂    I know here in Jersey it’s hard to use a grill right now since most grills are under 2 feet of snow, but if you have access to your grill….or you can ice pick your way to it……DO IT!

The key is marinating it for long enough and cooking it perfectly. I can promise you, you will add this to the rotation. As for my kids….they LOVE it! 

 I always double or triple the marinade recipe so there is enough sauce to smother and dip!  You should definitely do the same!  This is also a perfect dinner idea if you are having company….well..because it’s that good and you will get rave reviews!  PROMISE!!!

SWEET AND SASSY PORK TENDERLOIN 

2 pounds pork tenderloin 

4 tablespoons brown sugar 

2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 

4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

2 tablespoon Spicy Brown Mustard 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes…if you want it more sassy, add more! 

2 teaspoon prepared horseradish 

Cut tenderloin into 1-1.5 inch thick pieces..and place in large bowl. I got about 8 pieces out of mine. 

Stir together sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, garlic, red pepper flakes, and horseradish in bowl, until blended and pour over pork. 

Let marinate for at least 2 hours..I do it all day! 

Place the meat onto preheated grill (med/high heat). 

Grill until no longer pink in the center, approx 8 minutes per side. 

When finished, place pork on a plate, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. 

While meat is cooking bring the marinade to a boil on the stove, and simmer over medium heat, and stir until smooth. Pour sauce over sliced tenderloin to serve.

 Enjoy!!

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~gianna~

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