Roast Pork Tenderloin With Plum Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Plum Barbecue Sauce

Lynette !

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@breezermom

The Asian spices give this barbecue a complex flavor, which enhances the sweet-tart flavor of the plums.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Roast

Ingredients

SAUCE:

2 Tbsp
canola oil
1 c
chopped onion
2 clove
garlic, finely chopped
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/4 c
rice wine vinegar
1/4 c
ketchup
2 Tbsp
low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp
dry mustard
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/8 tsp
crushed red pepper
2
whole cloves
1 1/2 lb
black plums, quartered and pitted
1
star anise

PORK:

2 Tbsp
canola oil
2
1-pound pork tenderloins, trimmed
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Add the onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
2
Add sugar and the next 10 ingredients (through star anise); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until the plums break down adn the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Discard the cloves and anise. Set aside 2 1/2 cups to serve with the pork.
3
Preheat oven to 450°.
4
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add the pork to the pan; saute 7 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.
5
Transfer the pork to a foil-lined jelly-roll pan; coat with 1/2 cup plum sauce. Roast pork at 450° for 15 minutes. Remove the pork from the oven. Turn the pork over; coat with an additional 1/2 cup plum sauce.
6
Roast 10 more minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thickes portion of the pork registers 135°. Remove from the pan; let stand 10 minutes. Slice crosswise. Serve with the remaining plum sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Heirloom