Roast Pork Tenderloin with Plum Barbecue Sauce

Roast Pork Tenderloin With Plum Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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

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20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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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
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
whole cloves
1 1/2 lb
black plums, quartered and pitted
star anise


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

How to Make Roast Pork Tenderloin with Plum Barbecue Sauce


  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2Add 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.
  • 3Preheat oven to 450°.
  • 4Heat 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.
  • 5Transfer 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.
  • 6Roast 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.

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About Roast Pork Tenderloin with Plum Barbecue Sauce

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

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