Easy Eats: Grilled Orange Pork Tenderloin Medallions
The whole idea behind CobornsDelivers is to make your life easier. This recipe is not only an Easy Eats recipe but it is also easy to make, yet when you tell someone that you are serving “Grilled Orange Pork Tenderloin Medallions”, it sounds pretty impressive.
Don’t let the “Prep Time” in the recipe scare you, the time listed includes the time to marinate. I suggest cutting up your tenderloin in the morning, mixing up your marinade and letting it soak in the refrigerator all day until you get back from work.
As for accompaniments, I highly suggest serving with grilled pineapple. You could even cut the pork a little smaller and marinate them to make kabobs with pineapple and peppers. The combination of grilled pineapple and marinated pork is a must in my book. Serve it on a bed of wild rice and you are done. Never made wild rice before? Neither had I and I was apprehensive because I had heard it takes hours. However, CobornsDelivers sells a brand of canned wild rice called Canoe and you can simply heat it up in the microwave.
So there you go, a healthy, wholesome, recipe with a fancy name that is easy to make!
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Place orange juice in shallow bowl and whisk in corn syrup, brown sugar, and oil.
Unwrap pork tenderloin, discard excess juices and pat dry with a paper towel.
Slice tenderloin into 1 inch medallions.
Pour orange marinade over pork and marinate for 25-30 minutes, turning a time or two so both sides are coated.
Prepare grill and set for medium-hot cooking.
Remove medallions from marinade and place on the grill.
Grill about 5 minutes on each side, basting with the remaining orange marinade. (Do not discard the remaining marinade – it will be used for the sauce later)
Medallions are done when internal temperature reaches 145° F to 155° F
Put remaining orange marinade in small saucepan over high heat.
Add a pinch of red pepper flakes here for some extra zip, if desired.
Boil for 4-6 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Serve over medallions.
Long grain or wild rice and grilled pineapple are great accompaniments.