Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fig and Muscadine Sauce
You can use any type of unsweetened fruit juice to make the sauce or use a port wine.
Cook Time: Prep Time: 35 minutes; Total Time: 35 minutes, plus 1 hour to marinade
Meal Type: Entree
NC Ingredients: pork, rosemary, figs, honey, muscadine juice
Place tenderloins into a large Ziploc bag and add the rest of the ingredients. Seal the bag and gently rub all the ingredients onto the meat. Let the meat marinate for 1 hour. Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Grill the pork 10-14 minutes on each side, or until the pork feels firm to the touch. (Medium rare:145-150 degrees. Medium 150-155, Medium-Well 155-160, Well 160 degrees). Remove the meat from the grill and let it rest for 20 minutes. Slice and serve with the sauce.
Combine first five ingredients in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 30 minutes and remove cinnamon sticks. Blend remaining mixture together in a blender and add the butter. Set aside.
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