Sweet Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

The combination of the Thai inspired garlic and the sweetness really work well with the pork in this recipe. The kids gobbled it up - which is always a good test!
Also the Asian flare provides a change of pace from the usual standard BBQ pork recipes.
Note that you will need to switch to indirect cooking of the pork part way through or the high sugar of the marinade will cause to much charring on your tenderloin.

And yes - you read that right - we ARE using a whole head of garlic for this recipe! Enjoy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Barbecue

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
boneless pork tenderloin
1
head of garlic peeled and crushed (about 12 cloves)
1/3 c
asian fish sauce
3 Tbsp
sugar
3 Tbsp
honey
3 Tbsp
sake or rice wine
2 Tbsp
sesame oil
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
fresh grated ginger
1 tsp
ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine all ingredients except pork in a non-reactive bowl and mix until sugar and honey are dissolved
2
Add tenderloin and marinade in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours - more is better!
3
Preheat grill to high. Add Pork to grill and cook 2 mins on each of the 4 sides. Retain marinade for basting
NOTE - Because of the high sugar content of the sauce if you continue to cook the pork directly any longer it will blacken too much...So....
4
Turn off one burner on the grill and move the pork to cook indirectly for 8-10 mins (until internal temp reads about 160), basting with remaining marinade and turning 3-4 times.

To cook indirectly - place the food over the element that is not on while leaving the other elements on high and leave the BBQ cover down to let hot air circulate inside.
5
Remove pork from grill and let it rest under foil cover for 5 mins. Carve, serve, Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy