Friday, July 29, 2011

Two-fers!!! Arnold Palmer Sangria and Carribbean Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Drizzling Sauce

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know it's way too hot.  But, instead of complaining about the you know what, make something cool and refreshing to sip on while you grill yourself some amazing pork!

Arnold Palmer Sangria

2 cups chilled lemonade
2 cups freshly brewed iced tea, sweetened to your taste
1 bottle (750 ml) Sauvignon Blanc
1 orange thinly sliced
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 lime thinly sliced
1 pint of strawberries, sliced in half
1 pint of blackberries, sliced in half

Combine the lemonade, tea and wine.  Add the sliced fruit, cover pitcher and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours. 

A.J highly recommends you have enough ingredients to double this up, you'll want to make two pitchers this weekend. 
He's heard temperatures are going to be out of sight this weekend!

Caribbean Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Drizzling Sauce

1 2-1/4 lb. pork tenderloin (if they packed as 2 tenderloins, that's fine) trimmed of fat and silver skin
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (if you used bottled, I recommend only Nellie and Joe's Key West Lime Juice usually found on the baking aisle)
1 cup Jerk marinade, recipe follows
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Canola or vegetable oil
Jerk Drizzling Sauce, for serving, recipe follows

Rinse meat and pat dry with paper towels.Place meat in a glass bowl, DO NOT USE A METAL BOWL, and rub the 1/2 cup of lime juice all over the meat. Place bowl with meat in the refrigerator uncovered for about 15 minutes while you make the marinade.

Jerk Marinade

1/2 cup chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons brown sugar - light or dark, doesn't matter
2 crushed bay leaves
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
2 Jalapeno peppers, de-seeded and de-veined
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the thyme, green onions, parsley, onion, brown sugar, bay leaves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, jalapenos, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil and process to a smooth paste. Transfer to a glass bowl NOT METAL bowl and stir in the soy sauce, lime juice, and vinegar.
Pour the marinade over the meat and turn to completely coat.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight, turn every couple of hours.

Preheat grill to medium, spray the grates with non-stick cooking spray. Remove the meat from the marinade, a nice coat of the marinade should still be clinging to the meat.  Season the meat with salt and pepper and place the tenderloin(s) on the grill.  Sear all sides then move the meat to finish cooking over in-direct heat, turning every 12 to 15 minutes. Cook until the pork is just cooked through and nicely browned on the outside and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 145 to 150 degrees F.

Remove the tenderloin(s) from the grill to a platter, tent with foil and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Slice and generously ladle the drizzling sauce over the top.

Drizzling Sauce

6 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 jalapeno, de-seeded, de-veined and minced

Combine all ingredients in a small pot and cook over medium heat until reduced enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 20 minutes. Drizzle warm sauce over pork and serve remainder in a bowl at the table for dipping.

Hope this took your mind off the you know what and cooled you off!  Have a great weekend!


The Japanese Redneck said...

Both look delicious.

AJ is having a great time isn't he!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Jerk pork and a frosty glass of sangria is sure to be a winner in this heat. And AJ's right - double up.

David said...

Katherine, Both the Sangria and the Caribbean Jerk Pork Tenderloin look and sound great. AJ certainly looks mellow in the pool! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Chris said...

Freaking yum! We love jerk flavors, even the boys. This makes me wish I already hadn't started marinating my pork tenderloin a few hours ago:(

MaryBeth said...

my husband loves Arnold Palmers, so he would be all over this drink for sure.

Make a Roux said...
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Make a Roux said...

Yum, yum, yum! Nothing like a cool drink with some spicy jerk pork! I love that you made a sangria version of the Arnold Palmer.

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Katy ~ said...

Do you know I have just this year discovered sangria and discovered how much I really love it! Your interpretation sounds very good and I know I would enjoy a nice cold glass. Ooooh that marinade, food of the gods, methinks!

Claudia said...

Jerk pork - oh please. Your sangria - cools me instantly. (And yes, it's hot in Minnesota).