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Asian Spiced Pork Tenderloins

Asian Spiced Pork TenderloinsRecipe by Chef Jack McDavid of Jack's Firehouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (12-ounce) pork tenderloins

Asian Rub:
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Easy Apricot Sauce:
2/3 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon soy sauce

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare easy apricot sauce: Combine apricot preserves, seasoned rice vinegar, and soy sauce in small saucepan. Bring to boil; remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Makes about 3/4 cup.
  2. To make the rub: combine brown sugar, packed, salt, Chinese five-spice and pepper in small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle and rub mixture evenly on surfaces of pork tenderloins.
  4. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Grill tenderloins, uncovered, over direct heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F (62.7°C), turning tenderloins over halfway through cooking.
  5. Transfer pork to cutting board. Loosely cover with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  6. To Serve: Cut pork tenderloins into 1/2-inch-thick slices and serve with sauce.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 240; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Total Carbs: 28g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 23g; Sodium: 850mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.