Monday, September 10, 2012

Apricot Glazed Grilled Pork Tenderloin


We like having BBQ on the weekends. The weather at the bay area during summer it not too warm and we do get a lot of breeze in the evening. So it is a perfect weather to spend some time sitting at the backyard and do some grilling. Normally I will prepare a protein dish either steak, chicken or pork and we usually have it with grill corn and some salad. This is one of the usual ways we like to grill our pork loin.


1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp vegetable oil


1/2 cup apricot jam
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic – chopped

1. Marinate the meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oil. Set it aside for at least 30 minutes.
2. Combined the glaze ingredients and mix well.
3. Grill meat over hot fire until brown on all sides and internal temperature reaches 145 degree F. This will take about 15-17 minutes (depend on the size of the pork loin)
4. Brush the meat with plum glaze, cooks it for another minute. Transfer the meat to platter, cover it with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing into it. Serve meat with the remaining glaze.

Note: I will normally grill a bit extra so we can have leftover for our sandwiches.


Mich Piece of Cake said...

Your grilled pork looks mouth-watering!

Olka said...

I really like taste of apricot so I suppose I would like pork loin grilled in such way :)

PH said...

I looks so delicious. I think it would also be great tossed in a salad.

Shereen said...

Goodness me!Those bbq-ed pork loin look so good.I'll give it a go one of these days as I have some home-made apricot jam but I think I'll just grill it in the oven.It's spring here but still so darn cold!Thank you for sharing:)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

never use apricot jam before, your grilled pork sound so tempting!

3 hungry tummies said...

perfectly cooked pork! Love a sweet glaze with pork using fruit!

ICook4Fun said...

Mich, thank you.

Olka, hope you try this out.

Phong Hong, thank you. Yes you can have this with salad or make some sandwiches out of it.

Shereen, yea it is cold there so you can grill this in the oven. Never I make this for you when you are here.

Sonia, thank you.

3 hungry tummies, yes I always prefer the glaze on the sweet side :)

Claudia Jiton said...

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My Little Space said...

Wow what a delicious way serving this awesome pork tenderloin. Yummm..yumm...yummm...