These are really tender and quick cooking. The miso glaze is sweet and salty and makes a perfect dipping sauce so don't use it all while cooking save some to drizzle over these delicious ribbons of meat.
You will need:
- 1 pork tenderloin- cleaned of all fat and sliced thin and pounded (you can easily double the recipe for a bigger crowd)
- soaked bamboo skewers or metal ones
- 1 tbsp miso paste (soy bean paste)
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic- crushed
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coffee
- spring onions
- sesame seeds
- nectarines/peaches, apricots or pineapple to grill with the meat
Step 1: create sauce in a small bowl. Add miso, sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, honey and coffee. Stir to dissolve honey and set aside.
Step 2: clean the pork tenderloin (which is the leanest cut of pork) remove any silver skin ans slice into small medallions. Between wax paper gently pound the meat to flatten. These also make great scalopini or schnitzels.
Step 3: soak bamboo skewers (or use metal) and thread the meat on in a ribbon or satay like fashion. Pour on some good olive oil and some finely zested orange. Let marinate for a few hours or you can cook right away.
I put mine in the fridge for the day and cooked them later.
You can add some fruit to your skewers like a peach, apricot or tangerine. Pork loves fruit. Heat up the grill and brush on a bit of your miso glaze.
Cook on medium heat for a few minutes on each side and leave some glaze to drizzle when serving. I served with some rice, a bit of fresh fruit slices and a crisp green salad. This glaze would be great for chicken as well.