Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Hoisin- Sesame Sauce
Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 25 min + marinating time
Cook Time: 15 min
1 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dried sherry
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 large pork tenderloins (2 pounds)
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1. Combine hoisin sauce, honey, sherry and sesame oil in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
2. Trim pork tenderloins of all fat and silverskin. Butterfly the pork by cutting down the center lengthwise to within 3/4-inch of the bottom. Press pork open and flatten. Brush all over with 1/3 of the sauce. Cover and refrigerate to let marinate for 4 to 6 hours.
3. Preheat the grill, and make sure it is well greased. Remove the pork from refrigerator and let stand 15 minutes at room temperature. Grill about 6 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 145. Let pork stand 5 minutes while reheating the leftover sauce. Serve the pork drizzled with sauce and sprinkled with cilantro.
*Do not put hot marinade on raw meat or you will cook it.
*To bake this tenderloin, 375 for 25-30 minutes. Brush 1/2 of marinade on top in beginning and 1/2 on top when you take it out.
*Use peanut or vegetable oil on the grill only- not cooking spray. You'll have better success with not burning your meats.
*If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of hoisin sauce that is known to be GF.