Lip Smacking Good
This Asian inspired recipe adapted from Clean Eating magazine, transforms pork tenderloin from ordinary to extraordinary. Brushing perfectly charred pork with the sweet and sticky glaze makes it almost reminiscent of baby back ribs. This recipe is so delicious even the pickiest eater will love it.
Sticky Soy Glazed Pork
1.5 oz gluten free, low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp lime zest
1.5 tbsp. lime juice
1.5 tsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated (a citrus zester works well)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (3/4 lb) pork tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat
2 tbsp. sugar free orange marmalade
1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lime zest, lime juice, ginger, sesame oil, and garlic.
2. Pour mixture into a gallon sized Ziploc bag and then place pork in bag. Squeeze out any extra air and seal tightly. Massage mixture to distribute marinade over pork. Place pork in fridge and marinade 20 minutes to an hour.
3. Spray grill pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat to medium.
4. Place pork on grill (save bag with marinade), cover, and cook until just a hint of pink remains in the center (about 20 minutes depending on thickness of pork). Turn pork occasionally during cooking so all sides are cooked evenly
5. While pork is grilling, make the glaze-Pour marinade into a small saucepan. Whisk in marmalade and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened , about 2-3 minutes.
5. Transfer pork to cutting board. Use a pastry brush to brush glaze all over pork. Let rest for 5 minutes.
6. Slice pork and plate. Pour any excess glaze on top.