Pork Tenderloin with Apricot and <br/>Chipotle Sauce (and Zucchini)

Pork Tenderloin with Apricot and
Chipotle Sauce (and Zucchini)

Serves about 4-ish.

Things You’re Gonna Need:

1-lb. Pork Tenderloin
2 cloves of chopped garlic
3 green onions
2 Tbsp. of Apricot preserves (jam will do)
2 tsp. of soy sauce
2 tsp. of finely chopped (this means you chop) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 medium zucchini
1 Tbsp. olive oil
A smidge of salt
A smidge of pepper
2 Tbsp. of snipped (get those scissors going) parsley

Whatcha Gotta Do:

  1. Slice up those green onions. Separate the white parts from the green parts.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the white parts of the onions along with the apricot preserves, the soy sauce, and the chipotle pepper. Nuke that mixture from 30-60 seconds until it is warm and smells yummy.
  3. Chop the ends off your zucchini (hey, now). Cut lengthwise into a bunch of fun-size pieces. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
  4. Now go fire up a grill or preheat your oven to 350°F. Trim your tenderloin and poke the pieces of garlic into it. (You may need to push them in with a knife.) You need to get the pork to about 145°F so on the grill this takes about 25 minutes (use indirect heat if you don’t want it crispy) and about 50 minutes in the oven.
  5. With about 5 to 10 minutes left, brush on about 2 Tbsp. of apricot-chipotle sauce you made.
  6. With about 10 minutes left, toss the zucchini onto the grill or into the oven.
  7. Let the pork rest for 5 minutes and then slice.
  8. Plate some slices of pork with a few “spears of zucchini. Pour on some of the remaining apricot sauce. Sprinkle with the green onion pieces and parsley.

Eat it.


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