What’s not to love about a grilled pork tenderloin? (even if it isn’t wrapped in bacon like this one) The teriyaki sauce adds lots of flavor, and it’s homemade!
- marinated pork tenderloin (the size depends on how many people you’re wanting to feed… typically I buy the vacuum sealed tenderloins that are around a pound if it’s just me and Allen). You can buy these pre-marinated from the store in the vacuum sealed packs, or you can marinate it yourself in a mixture of soy sauce and orange juice. I’d do it for at least a couple hours to impart lots of juicy flavor.
- veggies! I like broccoli, onion, baby carrots, yellow squash and zucchini… But mushrooms, bell peppers of any color, or cauliflower would be good also. Chop all these to bitesize pieces, toss them in olive oil with a little salt and pepper, add a drizzle of white wine to help them steam – my favorite reason for drinking a bottle! – then wrap them in foil. Twice.
- steamed white rice, or brown if you must but I’m not really a fan – mainly because I can’t get it to cook well in my rice maker!
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup orange juice or pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 that amount of ginger (I use the stuff in the tube that you can find in the produce department)
- a pinch of crushed red pepper, or a squirt of sriracha, whichever flavor you prefer
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
Bring all that to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Once it comes to a boil it will thicken quickly. Turn off heat and whisk for another minute or so. It should be the consistency of typical teriyaki sauce or sweet and sour sauce. Like runny honey, if you will…
Grill the pork tenderloin over medium-low heat, turning to sear all sides, basting with the teriyaki sauce the last few minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Then remove from the grill and let it rest about 5 minutes. Then dice it.
>About halfway through the grilling time, add your foil packet veggies, turning and flipping a couple of times.
Serve the veggies over the rice in a wide bowl. Top with diced pork tenderloin and drizzle with teriyaki sauce.