Sunday, August 1, 2010
Smoky Orange Glazed Pork Tenderloin
A dash of hot sauce if you like
1 Pork Tenderloin, trimmed
Big handful of wood chips soaked in water (I used cherry)
Mix the first 7 ingredients together in a food processor or blender then set glaze aside.
Once your grill is hot put your wood chips in a smoker box or a foil packet with top torn open, let it go for 5 minutes or so to start smoking. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on your pork then put on the grill near the smoke but in a coolish spot, I like the smoky flavor but do not like over cooked pork. Cover and let cook for 2-3 minutes then turn and brush with glaze, cover and repeat until it is cooked the way you like, mine was about medium so it cooked for about 15 minutes in total. When you take it off brush just a bit more glaze on it and let rest covered with a foil tent. The sweet, salty and smoky flavors work so well together and each of them is subtle enough that you can still taste the light pork. I served with arugula... well because it has that beautiful gentle peppery flavor that I just love... Yeah that’s it.