Susur Lee's Chinese Barbecued Pork

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 370


1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin (2 to 3 tenderloins)
1 rib celery, medium sized, finely chopped
1 carrot, medium sized, finely chopped
1 onion medium sized, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, minced fresh
5 strips orange zest, fresh, or tangerine zest (each 2 x 1/2 inches removed with a vegetable peeler)
2/3 cup rice cooking wine or dry sherry
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup maple syrup, pure
2 tablespoons sesame oil, Asia (dark)


1. Trim the tenderloins of any excess fat or sinew. Combine the celery, carrot, onion, ginger, tangerine zest, sherry, soy sauce, maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil in a nonreactive baking dish and stir to mix. Add the tenderloins, turning to coat. Cover and let marinate, in the refrigerator, for 24 to 48 hours, turning occasionally.

2. Preheat the grill to medium-high.

3. Remove the tenderloins from the marinade and blot dry with paper towels. Strain the marinade into a small nonreactive saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil the marinade until thick and syrupy, 5 to 8 minutes.

4. When ready to cook, brush the tenderloins with the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Arrange the tenderloins on the hot grate and grill, turning with tongs, until the pork is browned on all sides and cooked through, 16 to 20 minutes in all. Start brushing the tenderloins with the reduced marinade after 10 minutes. When tested with an instant-read meat thermometer, the temperature should register at least 160°F when the pork is done.

5. Transfer the tenderloins to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut each tenderloin on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices. Fan the slices out on plates or a platter and serve with any remaining marinade.

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 370
Calories from Fat: 100

This Susur Lee's Chinese Barbecued Pork recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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