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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Tenderloin created by Baby Kato

Pork tenderloin on the barbecue has never been so tender or simple. I found this recipe in Gourmet magazine and didn't like the carmelizing process, so I just made it my own marinade. And my brother's tips on grilling tenderloin made it so easy!

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8hrs 30mins
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  • Combine the sugar, green onions, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the tenderloins, making sure they are coated with the marinade.
  • Let sit in the fridge for as short as 4 hours, as long as 24 hours, turning when you can.
  • Heat grill or broiler in your oven. But the outdoor grill is best.
  • My brother's trick to grill these is to put them on the grill, on medium heat, and cover for 7 minutes, not disturbing them. Then turn over for 6 minutes. And then turn off the grill and let rest for 5.
  • With my propane grill, I do them for 8,7,6. You want a bit of pink showing in the middle but almost all white.
  • I love to eat these with a thai sweet and hot sauce, kids love them with plum sauce, and some just like them as is.
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"Pork tenderloin on the barbecue has never been so tender or simple. I found this recipe in Gourmet magazine and didn't like the carmelizing process, so I just made it my own marinade. And my brother's tips on grilling tenderloin made it so easy!"
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  1. Chase Levi
    This worked good. My best friend is vietnamese and ive been eating his grandmas cooking since I was in kindergarten. I can never get it to taste the way she did but this was great. I didnt have citrus so I switched it to fresh ginger. Tasted great. Good measurements. Thanks.
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  2. lakeout
    EXCELLENT! I marinated about 20 hours, then broiled in-house (winter time) about 5 1/2 minutes each 'side' on HI, came out great. Note that you have to make 2 tenderloins because: 1. they come 2/pack, and 2. one will be completely eaten by 'tasting' before you're ready to serve. (Initially it doesn't look like enough marinade, but after about 6 or 8 hours you no longer doubt).
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  3. Cookin in MN
    WOW!!! This was great! I followed the instructions for the propane grill to a "T", and it was perfect. I served it with rice and topped it all with fresh cilantro---delicious! I'm planning on using the leftover pork for Vietnamese noodle salad (a great recipe is Hanoi Bun Bao--recipe #103540 on Recipezaar) instead of the beef. Thanks for a great recipe!
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  4. PetsRus
    Delicious and easy! I marinated the meat for a day and cooked them in my grill pan on the top of the stove. Will certainly make this again!
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  5. Baby Kato
    Wow cookin-jo this was dynamite! The flavour of the pork after marinading for 1 day was superb, it was sweet, sour & garlicy. The pork was juicy and very tender, a beautiful white and pale pink colour. I served it without dipping sauce, it wasn't necessary. A new favourite dish for me. The bestpork tenderloin I've had in awhile, thanks so much for sharing.
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