Pork Tenderloin

This is a great recipe for pork tenderloin. I had pork tenderloin in the refrigerator and Craig didn’t seem too excited about the idea of it for dinner. Anytime it was an option for dinner, he chose the other option. Finally, it was all that was left as a choice and he ended up being pleasantly surprised by how much he like this. I marinated this pork for about 30 minutes and left it sitting out on the counter to marinate, if you plan ahead, you could marinate this the night before or early in the day and leave it in the refrigerator to marinate. If you wait until the last minute, leave it at room temperature to get the flavor into the meat right away.
We had some pork left over and I made really delicious sandwiches with the leftovers. Any type of flatbread would work nicely for this sandwich, pita bread, chapatti bread, etc.

2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 tablespoon grated ginger (I use the jarred variety if I don’t have fresh)
1 green onion, chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons white wine
1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 pounds (approximately) pork tenderloin, cut into 1 ½ inch cubes

Peanut sauce
½ cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon hot chili sauce

Mix all marinade ingredients, toss pork cubes into marinade and let meat marinate as described above. To make the peanut sauce, mix all ingredients in small sauce pan and simmer over low heat until smooth. If sauce is too thick (you want to be able to dip the pieces of pork into the sauce and not have it get stuck in the sauce) add a bit more water. Once sauce is smooth, remove from heat and set aside. Using either skewers or a grill basket, grill pork for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with the peanut dipping sauce.

Here’s the sandwich recipe, not really a recipe, just more about assembling ingredients
6 or 8 cubes of pork, thinly sliced
1 small tomato, diced
½ small onion, diced
½ yellow bell pepper, diced
A small bunch of parsley, diced
Heat flat bread in large skillet over medium high heat, until lightly browned, flip and brown other side. Repeat for additional flat bread. Toss ingredients onto half of flat bread, spread peanut sauce onto one side of sandwich, fold over the sandwich and enjoy. This was really great. It’s hard to say which was better, the dinner or the sandwich.

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