Pork tenderloin is our favorite cut of pork, particulatrly to cook on the grill.
Mon mari (the grill expert) likes using a thin marinade to baste meat as it cooks – he says it keeps the meat moist and doesn't burn like a thicker sauce might.
The pork is marinated first, then basted as it cooks, but remember to stop about 10 minutes before you take the pork off the grill, and give the pork one last turn, so any 'raw' marinade is cooked before removing the pork.
Do not use any leftover sauce without cooking it first.
Pink is best for pork.
Oriental Barbecued Pork Tenderloin
Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes
- 12oz (350gr) pork tenderloin
- 3 tbs red wine vinegar
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp rosemary
- Put all ingredients except pork into a bowl and mix well using a whisk.
- Pour over pork and let marinate for 15 minutes.
- When ready, cook pork on barbecue for 25 – 30 minutes, depending on thickness. Turn occasionally to brown on all sides and baste frequently with marinade. Quit basting after 15 minutes.
- Pork is done at 145 F (62C). It will be slightly pink in the center which is perfect. If you don't have a thermometer (instant or remote read) check it after 20 minutes by slicing into middle for a peak. When done let it rest for 3 – 4 minutes, then slice at an angle, into 1" (2.5cm) thick slices and serve.
We appear to have found a spider trap that works – everytime.
Spider sightings have gone from 0 for the last 6 months to 10 in the last 2 weeks.
Those are the ones I've seen. I try not to look.
And mon mari has disposed of one or two prior to my spotting them.
In the bathtub.
Just so you know what we're talking about, these spiders have a leg span that would cover my hand – not just the palm, the whole hand with fingers stretched wide.
Oh, and the bathtub they keep getting stuck in is in the guest bathroom.
Otherwise I'd be out behind the bushes with the puppies.
So far there have been seven in that tub.
The usual spotting (on my part) goes something like this:
I open the door to the guest bathroom – today I was cleaning.
I slowly move into the bathroom until I can glimpse into the tub. As soon as I see legs I run out and scream for mon mari to come and handle it.
Today there were two in there…. I didn't know, didn't look close enough.
But I had to ask.
And then I had to ask if they were both huge.
Yes, two… Both huge, both alive.
Good to know. I like my nightmares to be as accurate as possible.
As to the cleaning….
I've stated oh, maybe a million times, how much I dislike cleaning.
I'm referring to serious cleaning here, not the casual running around of the hoover and dustcloth.
My system is to only spend a few hours a day doing it. This means that it takes me the better part of a week to give the house a good cleaning but, in the end, it gets cleaned.
My problem is I get bored doing it.
I start out carefully cleaning every nook and cranny, thoroughly and lovingly wiping down every bit of decor.
But as time goes on I get less and less interested in the whole deal. If I continue I end up waving the hoover nozzle in the general direction of whatever hasn't been cleaned and call it done.
So I quit after a few hours and start again another day.
Finding giant spiders in the bathtub also tends to curb my enthusiasm for getting into those nooks and crannies.