Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pork Tenderloin Sliders

"Cooking is at once child's play and an adult joy.
And cooking done with care is an act of love"

~ Craig Claiborne

We had Pork Tenderloin Sliders this past Sunday! I was pretty happy with how they turned out. These are great for tailgates and picnics too, because they're great warm or cold. I served these warm with some of the warm juices from roasting on them and a white sauce on the side and a pickle for crunch! You can almost get 12 little sandwiches from one tenderloin. I use those 'Hawaiian Rolls,' available everywhere for these sandwiches. I promised my sister, Kathy, the marinade recipe.

Here it is:
1 or 2 inches of fresh ginger, peeled then grated
1/4 C. Brown sugar, mix in with the ginger before adding the remaining ingred.
1/2 C. Catsup
1/2 bottle low sodium soy sauce
1/2 dry white wine
1/4 olive oil (whisk into the other ingredients)
Pour over tenderloins in a plastic bag or (non metal) bowl for several hours or overnight. I rinse and pat dry the tenderloins first and sprinkle with salt and pepper. This is enough marinade for one package of tenderloins, which generally has two within the pack, marinade is easily doubled for more tenderloins.
PS - I never throw away marinade. I boiled the marinade down and thickened with Wondra flour to make additional sauce to baste the tenderloins and for serving on the side. Roast the tenderloins about 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven until meat thermometer reaches 150 to 160 degrees. Let rest 10 minutes or so before slicing.

The 'White Sauce' is equal parts Hellman's Mayo, Sour Cream, add horseradish* to taste. Salt and pepper. Make ahead and chill before serving. (*Horseradish=a product in a jar usually in the dairy or possibly your meat area of your grocery. It is pure horseradish, never sauce, that's what we are making but this is better :-)

Vegetable is sauted sugar snap peas and asparagus with toasted almond slivers. My sister Terry brought the salad. The photo doesn't show what Sue and Kathy brought, but they supplied the appetizer and desserts. So this was a collaborative effort this week.
Thanks family for indulging my family get together whim each week.

1 comment:

Stephanie Spider said...

Looks yummy! Wish I'd been there!