Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pork Tenderloin with Orange Glaze

This might sound like one of those dishes that take hours to prepare and for entertaining purposes only. In reality, it's so easy and quick to prepare, you can impress your family and friends in a snap. Not only is this easy to make, but it's reeeal, reeal good too. Your family and friends will love you forever...or at least for the next couple of hours.

Pork Tenderloin with Orange Glaze -

In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce, 1/3 cup Teriyaki sauce, 2 cloves garlic - minced, 2 teaspoons orange marmalade, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/3 cup orange juice and 2 sliced green onions.

Remove the silver skin from a 1 lb. to 1-1/2 lb. pork tenderloin.

Place pork tenderloin in a baking pan and pour orange glaze over it and let it rest for about 30 minutes, turning once halfway through.
Salt and generously pepper pork tenderloin and bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Let pork tenderloin rest in pan for about 5 minutes after removing it from the oven, plate it and spoon glaze over the top, slice and serve.

Talk about melt in your mouth!

Side dish suggestion...Orzo

Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a medium size pot with a tight fitting lid. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger. Saute for 2 minutes and add 24 ounces of chicken broth, 1/2 cup orange juice, 2 sliced green onions, 1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder and 2 teaspoons orange marmalade. Let the liquid come to a boil, stir one 16 ounce package of orzo. Cover pot, lower heat to simmer and let cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


Lori said...

You can never go wrong with pork tenderloin. This one looks delicious!! (I just had one at a dinner party recently with mango chutney and it was amazing.) I'll have to try this one with orange glaze!

Basement_Gamer said...

this is why I hate looking at food on the Food Network between meals.... I get WAY too hungry!