ORANGE MARMALADE PORK TENDERLOIN

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Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin is glazed with orange marmalade and spices. It’s fancy enough for entertaining and easy enough for a weeknight dinner! You could even serve this pork tenderloin for a hearty appetizer. The best part is, it takes just 20 minutes to make!

Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

If you’re a fan of sweet and savory, you’ll love this entree recipe.

ORANGE MARMALADE PORK TENDERLOIN

Pork tenderloin is one of the most tender proteins. As well, it’s very lean and it cooks quickly. However, since it’s so lean you do not want to overcook it. (The USDA recommends cooking chops, roasts, loins, and tenderloin to an internal temperature of 145° F, followed by a three-minute rest.)

Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

I highly recommend investing in a good Instant Read Meat Thermometer. It’s equipment that will more than make-up for the cost. One over-cooked hunk of meat can be very expensive!

As well, pork tenderloin is great to make slider sandwiches out of for parties. It pairs well with many flavors. I’ve shared recipes for Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin (my favorite), and Game Day Pork Tenderloin, All are flavorful alternatives to this recipe. Molasses Glazed Pork Tenderloin and Game Day Pork Tenderloin would also pair well with my Blue Cheese Biscuits.

Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

The tenderloin is marinated in a sesame ginger salad dressing then grilled. Before it’s completely finished cooking a mixture of orange marmalade, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, pepper, and thyme is slathered on resulting in a slightly sweet/spicy flavor.

TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COOKING

  • First, when you’re ready to cook, get the tenderloin out of the refrigerator so it can start coming to room temperature. It’s best to grill meat that is closer to room temperature. It cooks more evenly.
  • As well, make sure the grill is good and hot before adding the pork tenderloin. A hot grill ensures that the meat will not stick to the grill grate.
  • Tenderloins are typically uneven in thickness. Therefore, if there is a large discrepancy I like to fold the small end over on itself and secure it with cooking twine. This way it will cook more evenly.
  • Allow the pork tenderloin to grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Finally, use a digital thermometer to check when the pork is done. The internal temperature should be about 140 to 145 degrees F at the thickest part of the meat. Remove the pork from the grill and cover with foil for 3 to 5 minutes.
Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

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Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is grilled & glazed with orange marmalade & spices. Great for entertaining or easy enough weeknight dinner!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 pound pork tenderloin
  • 16 ounces Sesame Ginger salad dressing like this one
  • 16 to 18 ounces orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Instructions

  • Marinate tenderloin in Sesame Ginger salad dressing for 4 hours.
  • Combine orange marmalade, ginger, garlic powder, thyme, pepper, and soy sauce in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat grill to 350°F. Remove tenderloin from marinade and discard marinade. Grill tenderloin on medium-high heat (350) with the lid on. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes turning once. After turning, take the lid off the grill and brush the marmalade mixture on the tenderloin. Grill an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove tenderloin from grill and allow to rest and cool 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks Paula! He found the Kraft one, but it didn’t say ginger, so he didn’t buy it. He ended up getting (at Publix) Ken’s Steak House lite Asian Sesame with Ginger & Soy. My son & I tasted it before we poured it in the bag. It is delicious! We are excited to try this tomorrow. I’m going to marinate overnight & I’m using 2 of the “little” tenderloins (total weight about 2 lbs). Thank you so much!

  2. 5 stars
    What type of sesame ginger salad dressing do you normally use? My husband went to the store for me & is acting like they don’t have that, but I know I’ve bought it before. Thanks!

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Lori, I usually get this https://amzn.to/2X8kgU9 but the last time they didn’t have it and I found it at Kroger. You can use regular or low fat. Wish Bone used to make it, but I haven’t been able to find that brand here lately.

    2. If you can’t find the Ginger dressing, an Asian Toasted Sesame is very similar, I get one by Kraft at Walmart.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday link party.

    I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day.

    Michelle

  4. 5 stars
    WOW this looks and sounds delicious! I would love for you to share this and any other tasty posts at my Creative Thursday Link Party

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