Roast Pork Tenderloin with Plum Barbecue Sauce

Roast Pork Tenderloin With Plum Barbecue Sauce

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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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Roast Pork Tenderloin with Plum Barbecue Sauce


  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.

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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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