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Maple-Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin
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July 30, 2008

I was disappointed with this one. I made the marinade exactly as written, marinated pork chops instead of a tenderloin for a day and a half, then prepared to grill. When I opened the bag that I was marinating in, I knew we were in trouble. All I could smell was the sesame oil. So I whipped up some more of the "sauce" without the sesame oil. Grilled my chops, basting frequently. They looked delicious...the grill caramalized the glaze nicely without burning (thanks to low heat). Looks can be deceiving, I guess. They were not good. The sesame was totally overpowering...it was the only thing we could taste. It would probably be great without it...in fact, the separate glaze that I made WAS good without the sesame oil. With the oil, though, it left me with lots of leftovers that I know are not going to get eaten. We like sesame oil, too...it just didn't belong here. We have always used it more as a condiment (like a drop in our Oriental Shrimp Noodle bowls). I think we'll keep using it that way and leave it out of our marinades from now on.

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