Continuing Grillocracy’s partnership with the fine folks at Smithfield*, today we’re firing up the grill for what is certain to become one of your “go to” appetizers -- Pork Tenderloin Lollipops with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce featuring Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin!
Perfectly seasoned and easy to prepare, the entire roster of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products include pre-seasoned tenderloins, sirloins, and loin filets.
In addition to our grab-and-go pork lollipop recipe below, you can also get into the flavor game with the “Smithfield Real Flavor, Real Fast” contest.
Between now and November, Smithfield will offer consumers three chances to win amazing prizes including a trip to wine country by simply submitting their tips and tricks for getting dinner ready in 30 minutes or less using Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. Consumers also have the chance to win a $25 Visa gift card by voting for their favorite tips. To enter the contest and/or to place your vote, please visit http://www.smithfieldrealflavorrealfast.com/.
ROASTED GARLIC AND CRACKED BLACK PEPPER PORK TENDERLOIN LOLLIPOPS
YIELD: 12-14 lollipops
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 6-8 minutes
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon minced ginger
1 ½ tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 (18.4 oz) Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin
5-inch bamboo lollipop sticks (available at Walmart and at craft stores such as Michael’s)
Combine soy sauce, lime juice, minced ginger, honey, and sesame oil in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine the ingredients. Set the sauce aside until ready to use.
Using a sharp chef’s knife, cut the tenderloin into ½-inch medallions (you should end up with 12-14 medallions). Skewer each medallion with a bamboo lollipop stick by inserting the pointed end completely through the pork.
Prepare the grill for direct cooking, adjusting the vents to bring the temperature to approximately 400 degrees. Once the grill comes to temperature, grill each side of the tenderloin lollipops for 3-4 minutes until cooked through.
Remove the lollipops from the grill and serve immediately with the soy-ginger dipping sauce.
* Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Smithfield as part of their 2017 Marinated Bloggers Network but the recipe, opinions, and love of pork are all mine.