I am on a constant search for the perfect sauce. My definition of perfect, as it relates to a sauce, is something that doesn’t have a lot of ingredients, isn’t fancy, doesn’t cost too much and can be used on several different meats or vegetables. I am pretty sure I have found it.
When I make pork tenderloin, my” go-to” flavors are BBQ sauce or Paul Newman’s Olive Oil and Vinegar salad dressing. As a pulled the tenderloin out of the freezer the other morning, I knew neither of the above were going to cut it. I wanted something bold, clean, and slightly citrusy. I found a similar recipe and browsed my pantry.
The result of what I created is PERFECT! We had it on pork, but I think it would add a great spin on fish, beef or chicken. It would be delightful on grilled shrimp thrown into a salad.
The PERFECT Marinade
– 1 can (8 oz.) pineapple juice
– 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
– 1 tbsp lime zest
– ¼ cup orange marmalade
– 3 tbsp Hoisin sauce
– 2 tsp minced garlic
– 1 tsp Dijon mustard
– ¾ tsp ground ginger
- Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil 5-6 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
- Coat meat or veggies of your choice in marinade and prepare.
*We used ½ on our grilled pork tenderloin and used the other half as the sauce on the plate*
This simple sauce was stolen from Ina Garten and it is dynamite!
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
The recipe in which this sauce is used is grilled salmon; however, it also works on chicken.
I want Dr. Pepper Ribs! I can’t wait to try the simple sauce you shared. It is extra simple, and I always have all of those ingredients at my house.