Pork tenderloin makes an elegant entrée for a small dinner party but also can be roasted or grilled whole for a quick weeknight dinner. Try this highly rated health-conscious recipe.
Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple
Recipe from TheOtherWhiteMeat.com
(Makes 6 to 8 servings)
- 2 12- to 16-ounce each pork tenderloins
- 1 6-ounce can pineapple juice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups fresh pineapple, peeled cubed (1-inch pieces)
- 6-8 wooden or metal skewers
Place pork tenderloins in resealable plastic bag; set aside. In small bowl, combine marinade ingredients; pour over pork. Seal bag; refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate, or up to 24 hours to enhance flavor.
Preheat grill to medium-hot. When ready to grill, remove pork from marinade and place on grill. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of pork is 160 F. Meanwhile, place the pineapple chunks on the skewer; place on grill during the last 6 minutes of grilling time, turning after 3 minutes. To serve, slice pork into 1/2-inch slices (medallions) and serve with grilled pineapple.
Protein: 26 g
Fat: 4 g
Sodium: 577 mg
Cholesterol: 77 mg
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Fiber: 1 g