Bourbon and Honey-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin takes an overnight soak in a marinade of bourbon, honey, wine vinegar and fresh herbs prior to roasting.
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped peeled gingerroot
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
3 (3/4-pound) pork tenderloins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
- In a bowl combine oil, bourbon, vinegar, soy sauce, onion, honey, garlic, ginger and sage; mix well. Put the tenderloins in a dish and pour the marinade over. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight, turning the meat several times.
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
- Remove meat from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Remove from marinade, pat dry; season with salt, pepper and paprika. Reserve the marinade.
- Roast in the oven about 15 minutes per pound, basting 2 or 3 times during roasting with the reserved marinade. Let the roast stand on a carving board lightly covered with foil for 20 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or cold.
Makes 10 servings.