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Coconut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Lollipops

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Total Time:
30 min
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Intermediate
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Servings:
6 Servings
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Coconut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Lollipops
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Total Time:
30 min
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
6 Servings

Ingredients


  • 12 6-inch wooden skewers12
  • 1 lb. Smithfield Peppercorn and Garlic Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin1 lb.
  • 1 cup(s) Sweetened coconut, shredded1 cup(s)
  • 1/4 cup(s) Honey1/4 cup(s)
  • 1/4 cup(s) Apricot jam1/4 cup(s)
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh ginger root, grated1 Tbsp.
  • 2 clove(s) Garlic, peeled2 clove(s)
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil1 Tbsp.
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

Instructions


  1. Heat oven to 35°F. Spread coconut on baking sheet. Place in heated oven and bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through baking.

  2. Meanwhile, place honey, jam, ginger and garlic in blender container. Cover and blend until well mixed.

  3. Rub tenderloin with oil; season with salt and pepper. Prepare a medium-hot fire in covered grill. Grill tenderloin, over direct heat for 5 minutes or just until entire surface is brown, turning occasionally. Adjust grill to indirect heat; generously brush entire tenderloin with honey-apricot mixture. Cover and grill over indirect heat for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F., brushing generously with additional honey-apricot mixture halfway through grilling. Transfer pork to cutting board. Loosely cover with foil; let rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Brush tenderloin again with honey-apricot mixture. Coat tenderloin in coconut, firmly pressing coconut on pork. Skewer with lollipop sticks or bamboo skewers, from the top straight through to the bottom, at 1/2-inch intervals. Slice between sticks into lollipop-shaped pieces. Pat edges of “lollipops” with remaining coconut, if necessary.

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Ingredients


  • 12 6-inch wooden skewers12
  • 1 lb. Smithfield Peppercorn and Garlic Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin1 lb.
  • 1 cup(s) Sweetened coconut, shredded1 cup(s)
  • 1/4 cup(s) Honey1/4 cup(s)
  • 1/4 cup(s) Apricot jam1/4 cup(s)
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh ginger root, grated1 Tbsp.
  • 2 clove(s) Garlic, peeled2 clove(s)
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil1 Tbsp.
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

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