It’s not always that I manage to get a good size Pork Tenderloin …. seen here, grilled to perfection, tender & moist and coated with the sticky, caramelised Honey Mustard glaze 😘
When I got home with those fat pork tenderloins, I was struggling with ideas of how I’m gonna cook it … then i thought, hmm, if we enjoyed Honey Mustard Chicken … let’s try it with pork … and because it is pork, I marinated it with the following marinade : ½ cup tomato ketchup + 2 Tbsp olive oil + ½ cup fresh orange juice + ¼ cup balsamic vinegar + 2 cloves garlic, chopped + 1 tsp dried oregano + ¼ tsp ground black pepper
..mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl thoroughly then pour it over the pork tenderloin … I’ve 2 pieces of pork tenderloin here … because it is not big, I allocated 1 pc per pax which had turned out to be just nice 😉
Ensure that the pork tenderloin is well coated with the marinade, cover with cling film and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or better still, overnight
Prepare your Honey Mustard Glaze … mix together zest of one lemon + 2 Tbsp clear honey + 2 Tbsp wholegrain mustard …set aside …
You can either grill the marinated pork tenderloin over a BBQ grill or like me, cook under the oven-grill/broiler … basting as you keep turning the pieces over … and grill until tenderloin are about 3/4 cooked, about 10 – 12 mins on each side … then take it out of oven and brush it the Honey Mustard Glaze … brush on one side then grill until bubbly & sticky & browned …turn and do same on other side .. about 15 mins or so for both sides total …
Meanwhile, while pork is on it’s final 10 mins to ready, instead of serving up with Apple Sauce, I decided to served it up with caramelised apple slices … I sliced up a Granny Smith apple … heat up a pan with some butter, toss in the apples, drizzle a scant Tbsp of sugar over ….
…shake the pan to ensure the sugar is well mixed up in the butter and once the apple slices starts to brown, turn over and brown up the other sides and voila! they are ready to be plated up with your juicy pork tenderloin!
Mama Mia!!! Looking at the pic even makes me drools for it allover again 😝 … it was 👄smacking delish, served up with the caramelised apples and some steamed zucchini, cauliflower & carrots!