Prep 4 hrs
Cook 40 mins
This is a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, and we thought it was terrific. The recipe says it can be used for chicken, too. But we stuck with the recipe as it was written and used pork, and it turned out perfect. Prep time includes the minimal marinating time.
- 2 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb each)
- 3⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1⁄3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 3 tablesspoons sweet mirin cooking wine (or lime juice)
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- lime wedge, for garnish
- 1 sprig fresh herb, for garnish
- Place pork in a large, heavy zip-lock plastic bag set in a shallow dish; set aside.
- For marinade, in a small bowl combine ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, wine (or lime juice), ginger and garlic. Remove 1 cup of the mixture to a small bowl; cover and chill until needed. Pour remaining mixture over pork; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
- Drain pork.
- FOR CHARCOAL GRILL, arrange coals around a drip pan. Test for medium-high heat above the pan. Place pork on grill rack over pan. Cover and grill 20 minutes. Brush with 1/4 cup of the reserved marinade. Cover and grill 15-20 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer registeres 155°F when inserted into thickest part of the meat. FOR GAS GRILL, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-high. Adjust for indirect cooking, and grill as directed above.
- Remove pork from grill. Cover pork with foil and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. (The pork will rise another 5°F during standing.).
- Meanwhile, place reserved 3/4 cup of marinade in a small saucepan, and heat through. Pass the sauce with the pork.
- Garnish with lime wedges and sprigs of fresh herbs.
I followed the recipe but cut boneless pork into cubes and grilled it on skewers. It marinated for about 6 or 7 hours and was nice and tender after 12 minutes or so on the grill but a bit too tomatoey for us. I'll use this as a starting off point, though, and try a bit more acid next time. All in all a good recipe, thanks!
This pork is fantastic! I used nice, thick, boneless pork loin chops and grilled them on the indoor grill. I let them rest for about 10 minutes and sliced them on the diagonal. We served the very tender pork with soba noodles mixed with celery, carrots, onions and asparagus. So good!!! Made for Went To The Market tag game. Thanks NorthwestGal! :)