Char Shui Style BBQ Pork Tenderloin
with Rice and Cabbage Salad
In Chinese tradition, one is not allowed to use a knife on the first day of the
New Year. This dish can be prepared ahead of time and assembled the day of celebration.
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- Pork Tenderloin
- 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons grenadine syrup or pomegranate juice
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (about 2 cloves)
- 4 cups steamed white rice, cooled
- 1 cup cabbage, shredded
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, grated or finely shredded
- 1/2 cup peanuts or cashews, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- Pork: Place pork in a resealable plastic bag.
- Marinade: Combine ingredients in
small bowl; pour over pork in bag. Turn bag to coat pork with marinade. Refrigerate
for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. (Line roasting pan with aluminum foil for
easy clean up, if desired.) Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Place pork
on rack in roasting pan and roast for 20-27 minutes or until the pork’s internal
temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Rice Salad: Combine rice, cabbage, carrots, nuts, 1 cup chopped cilantro
and green onions in a large bowl. Stir together soy sauce, vinegar, canola oil,
sugar (optional), 1/4 cup minced cilantro, sesame seeds and sesame oil in small
bowl; pour over rice mixture. Lightly toss until combined.
- Thinly slice pork and serve over rice salad.
Yield: 6 servings | Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 30 min
Recipe developed by Ray Tang
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission):
National Pork Board - porkbeinspired.com
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