January 31, 2012

Ginger Lovers Unite!!

For Christmas this year I got one of the best gifts ever - the Weight Watchers Cookbook!!
 We've been so busy that it's taken almost a month for us to try a new recipe out of it but we finally did and oh boy am I impressed!!

It's a pretty simple recipe and fairly inexpensive if you have most of the ingredients on hand - 

You will need - 
1lb pork tenderloin (this will be the most expensive part), 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, 3 garlic cloves (I used garlic powder), 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (we used our Ginger in a bottle), 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons Asian (dark) sesame oil, and salt!

First I whipped together the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, vinegar, and sesame oil.

 Mixed it all together than dumped into a gallon zip lock baggie.

Then I had Chuckles slice open our tenderloin. You cut it lengthwise in half, like opening a book.

Then pound it out until it's about 3/4 inch thick.

Then you place the meat into your zip lock baggie (forgot to take a pic) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. We had it in the fridge for about 4 hours and I made sure to check it 2 hours into it and "rotate" it in the bag. I wanted to make sure it all got coated.
Now the recipe calls for you to grill it but it's January. And while the weather hasn't been too bad in California we didn't feel like pulling the BBQ out of the garage and this is when having  Sous Chef comes in handy! Chuck said - no problem to put it in the oven!!

But first, put foil on a baking sheet, spray with non stick spray, place your meat in the center. I poured the remaining marinade over the top cause you can't go wrong with more seasoning!!

Crank your oven to 375 degrees and let it cook for 25-30 minutes! Then remove from oven and let it stand for 5-10 minutes.

Then get to slicing!! Doesn't that look amazing? It smelled pretty bomb as well!

We cooked up some rice and broccoli and had us an AMAZING dinner. The tenderloin was so flavorful and so moist!! I was in HEAVEN!!
 For you Ginger lovers make sure to try this recipe. I would recommend this to anyone and you really can't go wrong with some broccoli and rice as your sides!!

Total points value = 5 points for two slices of the tenderloin (cut it into 10 slices).

TRY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)


Alyssa said...

LOLOLOL at first I thought you meant "Ginger LoverS" like people who love redheads. hehe!!! But, this recipe looks awesome!!!!


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