Since it was snowing & blowing out on the BBQ deck, I cooked my loin at 325F for 2 1/2 hours. I basted it every 15 minutes until my meat thermometer alarm rang. The result was moist & tender with a delicious semi sweet sauce with just a hint of orange. Thanx Kristen!
I used a 3/4 lb. pork tenderloin for the two of us - this was wonderful. No leftovers either!
I followed this recipe as written except I used 1/2 of the amount of orange peel because other reviews indicated the full amount was overpowering. I grilled a hatfield pork tenderloin for 2 1/2 hours. The meat was very juicy and the sauce was good, however, the meat itself did not take on very much of the BBQ/maple syrup/orange flavor. If I make this recipe again, I will follow others suggestions and marinade the meat in the BBQ mixture overnight first. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I always enjoy trying something new!
Ran out of propane so I baked it in the oven. One variation was that I coated it with cajun seasoning and browned it in the frying pan with a little oil before putting it in the oven with the sauce. It was very, very tasty!
We did enjoy it as much as you do :) Delicious and easy to make too!
Made this tonight and DH says that now this is his favorite! I'm kinda happy because this really was not hard to prepare at all!thanks! UPDATE: 3/15/09- Made this again yesterday,but I put it in the crockpot.I used boneless pork loin chops(6) and added 1/2 cup of water.Cooked until the chops (with ginger and salt) were almost done then basted for about an hour til the glaze looked yummy.(This way does make alot of "sauce".) I only had lemon zest, also, so that is what i used.It was just as wonderful with a little more "subtle" taste.
Great recipe and will make again and again. A word of caution. The orange zest flavor will come through. I had about a 1/2 tsp of zest leftover and said, "What the Heck" and thew it in. My mistake. I had slight more orange zest flavor than I would of liked. Still great. Can't wait to try again following the instructions to the letter Thanks for a great recipe
Cooked this last Sunday along with a foil packet potato dish, http://www.recipezaar.com/32688 and grilled corn on the cob country style. The pork was very good and disapeared very quickly. We will be making this again soon.
Delicious!!!! I did mine on the grill. Loved it!
I also baked mine and this came out most delicious! only problem we had which isn't really a big problem is that 170 was too much to our liking. Next time I'll bake at a lower number.