Rating: 4.5 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

A wonderfully moist barbecued pork with an Asian kick! Although this pork needs to be started 2 days ahead of serving, the recipe is very easy and so worth the wait! Wonderful served with udon noodles dressed with sesame oil and soy sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 day 8 hrs
total:
1 day 8 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Brine:
Marinade:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Dissolve the salt and brown sugar in 1/4 cup warm water. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag with remaining 2 3/4 cups water. Place pork in bag, seal, and refrigerate overnight.

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  • In a small, microwavable bowl, combine peanut butter, sake, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, peanut oil, chili paste, chili sauce, garlic, ginger root, green onions, and cilantro. Microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute to melt peanut butter; mix thoroughly.

  • Reserve 1/2 to 3/4 cup of this peanut sauce to serve as a sauce for the cooked meat; refrigerate until ready to use. Pour remaining sauce into a resealable plastic bag. Remove pork from brine; discard brine. Rinse pork, pat dry, and place in the bag with the peanut sauce marinade. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or overnight.

  • Preheat grill for medium heat. Take pork out of peanut sauce marinade; let sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Pour marinade in small saucepan. Heat to a boil, and boil for 3 minutes. If marinade gets too thick, add a little milk to thin.

  • Lightly oil grill grate, and arrange tenderloins on grill. When pork reaches 125 degrees F (50 degrees C), baste with the boiled marinade. Watch pork carefully after basting so that it doesn't burn. Use a bbq spatula to roll the pork around while cooking. Grill pork tenderloins until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C); this should take about 15 minutes. Pull off the grill, and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing into thin rounds.

  • Warm the reserved sauce in the microwave, and place a dollop of the sauce on each plate. Place pork slices on top of sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fat 16g; cholesterol 46.8mg; sodium 3279.1mg. Full Nutrition
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