Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple

Recipe From PorkAndHealth.org

Times:

15 minutes prep, 15 minutes cook

Ingredients:

  • 2 12-16 oz each pork tenderloins
  • 1 6-oz can pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, (kosher)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups pineapple, peeled and cubed (1-inch pieces)
  • 6-8 wooden skewers, OR metal skewers

Cooking Instructions:

Place pork tenderloins in resealable plastic bag; set aside. In small bowl, combine marinade ingredients; pour over pork. Seal bag; refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate, or up to 24 hours to enhance flavor.

Preheat grill to medium-hot. When ready to grill, remove pork from marinade and place on grill. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes per side (about 20 minutes total) or until the internal temperature of pork is 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
Meanwhile, place the pineapple chunks on the skewer; place on grill during the last 6 minutes of grilling time, turning after 3 minutes. To serve, slice pork into 1/2-inch slices (medallions) and serve with grilled pineapple.

Serves 6 to 8.


Serving Suggestions:

A bright flavorful accent to grilled pork tenderloin. Chef Su-Mei Yu livens up an Asian-inspired marinated pork tenderloin with grilled pineapple.

Nutrition:

Calories: 180
Protein: 26 grams
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 577 milligrams
Cholesterol: 77 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Fiber: 1 grams