Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Tasty and tender--the ginger bourbon and dijon is a wonderful flavor combination! And so easy. Serve the grilled tenderloin medallions with a tossed salad or veggies, and your favorite potatoes or rice--delicious!! Note that meat needs to marinate at least 6 hours or overnight. Recipe is from Arlyn Hackett, a cookbook author and food historian. An interesting fact: In 1812, pork was the preferred meat for Americans. The great herds of cattle across the great plains had not yet been established. At the time, barbecue was rapidly becoming a popular way to prepare pork. However, barbecuing meat was done as a public event, using an enitre hog, or more often several hogs. Pork on the backyard grill did not catch on until after World War II.
- 3 lbs pork tenderloin
- 2 cups apple juice
- 1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup Bourbon
- 3 tablespoons dijon-style mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Pierce pork tenderloin and place in a deep dish. Whisk together marinade ingredients and pour over pork. Marinate (covered) in refrigerator at least six hours, or overnight. Turn several times.
- Thirty minutes before grilling, remove the pork from the refrigerator and lift from the marinade. Pat the tenderloin dry with a paper towel. Pour the marinade into a saucepan and simmer until reduced to 1 cup.
- Cook tenderloin on a grill for about 10 minutes per side. When done, slice tenderloin in 1/2-inch thick medallions and brush with reduced marinade.
This was wonderful. I followed it to the letter and the whole family loved it. Thanks for a super recipe special for both company and family.