It's Time to Grill Some Pork (June 22, 2017)
Fire up the Webber, folks, it's BBQ time at last! Best of all, fresh asparagus is in the market, which makes a gorgeous combination with this tasty, crowd-pleasing dish! Make sure you marinate for four hours before cooking, and bingo... after that, dinner is on the table in 30 minutes! Hooray for summer!
And thanks to the Ontario Pork Board for this delidious recipe and photograph!
BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloins with Grilled Asparagus
Yield: Serves 4-6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
1/4 cup (50 mL) soy sauce
- 1/4 cup (50 mL) honey
- 3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh lime juice
- 2 Tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp (15 mL) minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp (15 mL) grated ginger
- 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cumin
- 1 tsp (5 mL) ground black pepper
- 2 Ontario pork tenderloins (about 12 oz/375 g each)
1½ lb (750 g) thin fresh asparagus
- 2 Tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
- 1 tsp (5 mL) kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 lemon
- Combine all ingredients except the pork tenderloin to make a marinade. Divide marinade in half: put one half in a small, non-metal container with the pork, cover and refrigerate for about four hours. Pre-heat barbecue to hot.
- Grill pork over high heat, basting with the other half of the marinade. Turn and baste pork tenderloins frequently. Continue grilling until the pork is nicely browned and internal temperature reaches 155–160°F (68–71°C) with a meat thermometer (about 20 minutes). Do not overcook.
- Remove pork from grill, cover with tented foil, and allow to rest for about 10 minutes. Slice diagonally and serve with grilled asparagus.
Squeeze lemon juice over before serving.
- Snap off woody ends from asparagus spears. Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Grill over high heat until asparagus begins to char slightly, about seven minutes depending on thickness, turning the asparagus once.
Tony's beverage suggestion:
Riesling – German Spätlese or Ontario off-dry Riesling.
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Happily enjoyed by Helen Hatton and Ron Morris.