Monday, August 5, 2013

Asian BBQ Pork Tenderloin

A typical BBQ cookout usually consists of burgers, hotdogs, and steak but if you're a bit adventurous and if you're looking for something different to cook for your next BBQ, I think this maybe the dish for you. The marinade for the pork is made with ingredients that you probably have in your pantry: soy sauce, honey, ketchup, etc. And if you're not a fan of pork, chicken will work just the same. So, whether you throw this asian inspired pork tenderloin on the BBQ or in the oven this is still incredibly delicious, juicy, and tender.

1 (1lb.) pork tenderloin

1/4 cup soy sauce 
2 tbsp. tomato ketchup
2 tbsp. honey 
2 tbsp. mirin 
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the marinade until combined

Place the pork tenderloin in the marinade and massage the two together, marinate for at least 1 hour in the fridge or overnight 

Preheat oven to 425°F or your grill to a medium heat

Take the pork out of the marinade and place onto a baking tray lined with nonstick aluminum foil 

Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, or place on the grill for about 20 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 165° degrees

Take it out of the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes 

Serve the pork with white rice and bok choy