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Grilled Tenderloin


Grilled Tenderloin

A sweet and spicy plum sauce gives this Grilled Tenderloin a robust flavor, and makes an elegant main dish for a barbecue dinner party.


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil + extra to brush meat
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest grated
  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • 2 tsp chili peppers minced
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 4 lb beef tenderloin
  • 4 plums pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • Kosher salt


Meat preparation:

  • Combine orange juice, soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sesame oil, orange zest, ginger, chili peppers and garlic in a mixing bowl. Stir well.
  • Place the tenderloin in a sealable bag and pour the marinade into the bag.
  • Seal and turn until the meat is coated. Refrigerate overnight.

Sauce instructions:

  • Bring the plums, pineapple juice, sherry, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and mustard powder to a rapid boil over high heat.
  • Reduce to low and simmer about 45 minutes or until the plums fall apart. Sauce will begin to thicken while simmering.
  • Remove plum skins and continue cooking until only 1 cup of liquid remains (about 10 minutes).

Grilling instructions:

  • Let the meat set at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from bag and discard marinade.
  • Brush the tenderloin with the remaining sesame oil and sprinkle with the salt.
  • Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.
  • Place over indirect heat and continue to grill for about 25 minutes. Baste the tenderloin with the plum sauce occasionally and turn after each basting.
  • The internal temperature will reach 135 degrees when done.
  • Allow the tenderloin to rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Reheat the sauce and serve with the tenderloin.

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