Ahh, summer! I have to say, not my personal favorite time of year– but oh, the grilling! Grilling is the only part of summer that I day dream about during the rest of the year. That sweet char that only a grill can bring adds so much flavor; and the aroma of a barbecue in the balmy June air is truly magical. Not to mention clean up is a breeze compared to cooking indoors! This recipe for Grilled Miso-Honey Pork Tenderloin is just one of many grilled treasures, yielding flavorful, juicy meat with a caramelized salty-sweet exterior. So simple… so good. Enjoy it for a weeknight meal, or make ahead for an outstanding sandwich. I like mine with grilled scallions, sesame dressed red cabbage and oranges, and short grain brown rice.
Grilled Miso-Honey Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Grilled Miso-Honey Pork Tenderloin
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp white miso paste
- 4 tsp mirin
- 1 tsp chili paste such as sambal oelek
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- On a gas grill, heat half (or one third) of the burners to low heat, and the remaining burners to high heat. Close the lid and allow the grill to heat for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the honey, miso paste, mirin, and chili paste. Pat the pork tenderloin dry all over and coat generously in the miso mixture.
- Over the hot side of the grill, sear the pork on all four sides, about 2 minutes per side. Then, move the pork to the low heat side of the grill, and reduce the high heat burners to low heat. Close the lid and cook about 5 minutes per side on all four sides. The internal temperature of the pork should be 145F when finished cooking. Return to the grill if needed.
- Rest the pork 10 minutes before slicing and serving.