MAPLE PORK ON A MAPLE PLANK
Makes 6 servings.
• 2 pork tenderloins (about one pound each)
• 1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter, melted
• 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
• 1 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
• Your favorite BBQ rub, as needed
• 1 maple cooking plank, soaked in water for 1 hour
Trim all the fat and silver skin from the tenderloins. Mix together the butter, ½ cup of the maple syrup, the dry mustard and cayenne. With a kitchen injector, inject the mixture evenly throughout both tenderloins. Season the tenderloins liberally with the rub. Put the tenderloins in a zip-top bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours.
Prepare the grill for cooking over direct medium-high heat. Put the tenderloins on the plank so they aren’t touching each other. Put the plank on the grill and cover the grill. Cook for about 1 hour, or until the tenderloins reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove the whole plan to a baking sheet. Drizzle the pork with the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Tent it loosely with aluminum foil. Let the pork rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve right on the plank.
Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 370; Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 120mg; Sodium: 640mg; Carbohydrates: 18g; Protein: 31g; Fiber: 0g
Recipe above courtesy of Ray Lampe author of NFL Gameday Cookbook and The National Pork Board