- Grilled Hoisin and Chinese Five Spice Pork Tenderloin
- You can find Chinese Five Spice in most grocery stores, or you can make your own with the recipe below.
- Serves 2-3
- 1 (12-ounce) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons five-spice powder
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 2 teaspoons ginger, grated or 1 teaspoon dried ginger
- ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon Shao Xing rice wine, sherry or white wine (optional)
- 1 green onion, sliced thinly on the diagonal for garnish
- To make your own blend of Chinese Five Spice:
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed, toasted and ground
- 1 teaspoon ground star anise
- 1 teaspoon szechuan peppercorns, toasted and ground
- Mix together and store in an airtight jar.
In a bowl, add all ingredients except green onion and toss until well coated. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator overnight or even 20 minutes.
Preheat grill to high and spray a grill basket with vegetable oil and place grill basket on grill for 3-4 minutes to heat through. Alternately, you can heat a wok or skillet over medium high heat and add oil. Add pork and spread evenly in one layer. Allow to cook for 2 minutes and turn. Allow to cook for 2 minutes and turn and brush with remaining marinade and continue cooking until the pork is cooked through, about 7-8 minutes total. Remove to a serving platter and garnish with scallions.