Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Lime Sauce

This time change this weekend is all fine and dandy when we get that extra hour on Sunday but after that it’s going to be dark at 5:30 here which really puts a cramp in my evening-project-work-and-photographing style!  And I’ve got a doozie going on right now that can go one of two ways right now, totally awesome, or total fail with no Plan B if it does :/  What throws you for a loop in DIY is never what you think it’s going to be, it’s usually what you thought was going to be the easy part.  So I am ready to tackle this thing and get done with it!
I’ve got another realllly good grillin’ recipe for you guys today, the Peanut Lime Pork Tenderloin from The Food Charlatan.  A man and his grill…
They’ve been pretty close lately, him and Carl.  Which is great if they keep crankin’ this goodness out.  Not so much kitchen time lately as much as project time.

I love grill recipes like this cause they’re great when you don’t have alot of time to make something all in the kitchen.  Just whip up a marinade, let it sit, then the husband can take care of most of the rest.  The sauce in this one is so unique!  Soy, peanut butter, lime juice, spices, apricot, and orange juice?!? What the what??  Y’all, it is such a crazy good combination and smells just like you’d think.

My package had two tenderloins but they cooked down quite a bit so it was the perfect amount for the two of us plus some leftovers (and it was even better left over).  We let ours marinate in the fridge for a few hours, squishing it around to re-mix it every hour or so.  And yes, our ziplocs say “Texas Tough” :)

This one’s a little different than most in that after the meat is done marinating, you then use it to make the sauce.  I always feel it’s so wasteful to pour those complex, yummy marinades down the drain so I was glad this one makes use of it.

Matt had gone dove hunting the day before this so he threw some of his famous bacon-wrapped/jalapeno/cream cheese/dove breast thingies on the grill too since Carl was out.  I’m not a huge fan of dove meat, cause of the bone in it, but I love anything bacon-wrapped with cream cheese so he cuts them up for me like a super sweet husband.

The tenderloins cooked up pretty quickly and got some gorgeous sear marks on them.

That’s it!  Just slice ’em up and drizzle the sauce all over them with a dash of some cilantro leaves.  We had some extra sauce so I dipped mine in it too.  I just couldn’t get enough of that sauce!

And no, bacon-wrapped dove breasts aren’t really a typical side dish but we’ll just call this a meat-filled, uber-man dinner (insert Tim the Tool Man grunt).

I’ll be helping my friend Rosalie with her Halloween party tomorrow night.  I’m going as the blonde girl from Orange is the New Black…which I have never watched, but we found an orange prison jumpsuit for $7 at a thrift store so… But then it’s back to my problem child project.  Metal is involved and I already have half a dozen cuts so there may be some real blood around our house this Halloween weekend.

Oh, and if you didn’t catch it already, our very first Talented Tuesday link party started this Tuesday so click here to join in and show us your creations!!!

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