Pork tenderloin from Bank Holiday Monday’s BBQ.
This is my latest flamed grilled creation and I took a lot of inspiration from Mr Fred Marco (Kansas City BBQ supremo) with regards to the tenderloin. Fred served one at his place with a beautiful tangerine glaze and I have to say I’ve been dying to give it a whirl since; although I fancied giving it a bit of an English twist and that’s precisely what i did. I couldn’t get over how inexpensive this cut of meat was. I shall definitely be buying it again because it’s amazing value for money (considering you’re lucky if you can get a poxy pair of chops for that price now; this is quite literally all meat).
Basically I purchased a Pork Tenderloin from Sainsbury’s (£3.99 I kid you not!) and washed it down as I always do with a little water, then put two caps of olive oil into a pyrex dish and rolled the tenderloin around to get a nice even coating of oil on it. Afterwards I took some of the sage and onion from the stuffing mix (I didn’t have any fresh her to use but don’t worry, that’s next) and rubbed that all over the surface. Lastly, I just rubbed a little rock salt over the meat along with some fresh cracked black pepper, skewered the mother and away we go!!!!.
I wasn’t sure how the meat was going to cook, so I decided to whack it on the grill itself, just turning regularly. It soon started to brown off and the fat dripping down created some lovely searing flames to seal it. I eventually cut some slits into the meat itself to get a little even heat into the whole thing, I was worried by doing so that it’d dry the meat out but I was pleasantly surprised. Inside everything was really cooked through well and I hadn’t gotten that really horrible dry pork texture. Eurrgh.
I honestly haven’t a scooby (Scooby Doo = clue) how long I had it on the grill for, purely as I dangling on various meats, but when you get the following texture and no pink on the inside (not good) then it’s ready to go. As you can see in the pic I eventually used the skewers to almost spit finish it at the back so that I had extra space on the grill as wel. I could not believe how tender and succulent this meat was, even with the slightly crispy outside. I just want to cook another one, it was a lot of fun to throw on I have to say!
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