Faults – we all have them. Inner conflicts, struggles and sometime out right declarations of war inside our heads. I am a creative person. I also tend to over think things, and that clashes with my creative, spontaneous side. When I take the time to make a list of pros and cons, the con column tends to outweigh the pro side. If I think about something for too long, chances are I’ll talk myself out of things. To avoid such situations, I tend to leap without looking. Hubby and I had our first date on a Monday and we were married that Saturday. Coming up on thirty years later and I’ll have to admit that sometimes leaping without looking over the ledge is a good thing.
It’s this crazy-lady that sometimes gets in the way when it comes to posting new things – everything must be categorized, labeled and organized. Just because a recipe sounds good or tastes good doesn’t mean I can figure out how to “share” – this is a pork dish (obviously) – but is it American? What is the subcategory? What side dishes can be served? What are the predominant influences of the dish . . . and so on until I get all tangled up in analyzing and so on and oh my – my head is spinning! Soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar – I finally settled on Chinese-Asian. What a weight off my shoulders! That settled, the perfect side dish would be Spicy Asian Inspired Stir-Fry Spaghetti. Now, at last I can add this to my menu, and finally share this wonderful pork with you. See what happens when you are just a little bit crazy . . .
This pork is so wonderful! Sweet and salty and oh so moist. Yum!
Asian Inspired Broiled Pork Tenderloin
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons rice wine
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Butterfly pork lengthwise. Place in a zip lock bag.
In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients. When combined, pour the marinade over the tenderloin. Refrigerate for a 8 hours or overnight (best).
3 lbs pork tenderloin
Turn on your broiler to its HIGH setting. Remove the tenderloin from the marinade, letting any excess drip off. Place the tenderloins on a baking sheet covered in foil (think ahead – easy clean up), cut side up. Drizzle a little marinade over pork.
Broil the meat for 7-8 minutes. Turn tenderloin cut-side down. Drizzle marinade over pork. Continue to broil meat about 8-10 minutes or until 160 degrees.
Remove from oven, cover to keep warm and let rest about 5 minutes.
Slice pork against the grain. Transfer to a serving platter. Pour pan drippings over pork and enjoy.