Plum-Glazed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
From Cook's Country
Pork tenderloin has a tendency to cook up dry and bland. To keep this lean cut juicy and flavorful, we created a recipe for Plum-Glazed Grilled Pork Tenderloin that kept the pork lean and juicy with a stay on the grill, and spiced it with the potent flavors of ginger, garlic, and lime. Using a rasp-style grater to grate the ginger in our recipe avoided any stringiness. Its fine rasp pulverized the ginger, releasing all of its flavorful juices without any stringy segments. And we sprinkled the garlic clove with just a dash of salt kept it from sticking to the knife as we minced it.
To prevent the tenderloins from burning, don't apply the sticky glaze until the meat is fully cooked. Plum jam or plum sauce can also be used here.
- 1/2 cup plum jelly
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 scallions, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 2 pork tenderloins (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper
1. Combine plum jelly, lime juice, scallions, garlic, and ginger in bowl.
2. Rub tenderloins with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill meat over hot fire until browned on all sides and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees, about 12 minutes. Brush with plum glaze and cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to platter, cover with foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Slice pork and serve with remaining glaze.