Ree Drummond whips up an easy grilled pork tenderloin recipe that can feed a family or provide plenty of leftovers. The pioneer woman star makes a flavorful marinade that becomes a thick sauce for coating meat and vegetables.
Ree Drummond’s Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe Has an Asian-Inspired Marinade
Drummond demonstrated how to make his delicious Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin recipe on an episode of The pioneer woman focused on indoor grilling. “I’m making marinated pork tenderloin for an amazing low carb dinner,” she explained, calling it “fantastic Asian marinated pork tenderloin with baby bok choy…saucy.”
The Food Network host explained, “I’m going to make a grilled Asian pork tenderloin with a delicious marinade” as she got to work. Combined Drummond soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, mirin, brown sugar, minced garlic, sliced fresh ginger, sliced green onions and toasted sesame oil in a bowl. “It’s a really powerful flavor, so you don’t want to add too much,” she said of the sesame oil.
“This marinade works whether you’re marinating pork, chicken, or beef. It’s extremely tasty,” Drummond noted. She poured it over two pork tenderloins in a baking dish, turned the meat over, then covered the dish with plastic wrap and marinated the meat in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
She put the tenderloin on a hot grill pan and cooked it for 5 minutes on the first side. “You can also do it outside, but I didn’t want to take the time to fire up the grill,” Drummond explained. “So much easier to just turn on the grill pan.”
‘The Pioneer Woman’ star made a delicious sauce
Drummond poured the rest of the marinade into a saucepan to make a savory sauce. “Since it’s with raw pork, I really have to cook it for it to be safe,” she explained. “So I’m going to turn on the heat and I want to bring this to a boil.”
Drummond stirred the sauce, noting, “I’m practically going to cook it to bits.”
To make the baby bok choy she serves with the pork, Drummond heated olive oil in a skillet and added garlic and sliced ginger and let them cook for a few seconds before adding the baby bok. choy. “It’s a really good vegetable and I don’t buy it very often,” she shared. “It reminds me of those Chinese dishes I used to order in Los Angeles when I lived there.”
She added water to the pan, sprinkled with salt and placed the lid on the pan to steam the vegetable.
Drummond finished the fillets and put it all together on a platter
Drummond flipped the pork tenderloins and let them cook for another 10 minutes.
When the pork was done cooking, she let it rest briefly, sliced it, and placed it on a platter with the bok choy. Then Drummond poured the sauce over everything.
“Pork tenderloin is one of those things that really absorbs the flavors of whatever you’ve marinated in it,” she said. “It’s so tasty.”
The full recipe is available at Food Network website.
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