- 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.
- Ground black pepper
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.
Meanwhile, place honey, jam, ginger and garlic in blender container. Cover and blend until well mixed.
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.
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.