Far East Grilled Pork Tenderloin
with Herbed Salad
The Asian flavor inspirations for this summer salad come from common pantry ingredients. Fresh cucumber, radish and greens come from the farmer's market—as do the mint and cilantro, unless you have your own herb garden. This easy meal-in-a-bowl needs only iced tea and bread to make it complete.
1 whole pork tenderloin, butterflied*
6 tablespoons lime juice - divided use
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon ketchup
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cucumber, seeded, thinly sliced
8 small radishes, cleaned and thinly sliced
1 (5-ounce) bag mixed spring greens
- In large self-sealing bag combine 3 tablespoons lime juice, soy sauce and honey; add tenderloin, seal bag and toss gently to thoroughly combine. Let marinate one hour.
- Meanwhile, in medium bowl whisk together the remaining lime juice, oil, sugar, salt, mint, cilantro and red pepper. Toss cucumbers and radishes with dressing, set aside. Evenly divide greens among four dinner plates.
- Prepare medium-hot fire in grill. Remove tenderloin from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill pork directly over fire for a total of 8 to 10 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Remove pork from grill, slice thinly; layer atop greens and top with herbed salad.
Makes 4 servings.
*Cut through pork tenderloin horizontally almost, but not quite, in half. Lay flat.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.