A simple fruit juice marinade is balanced with soy sauce for salt, ginger for heat, brown sugar for sweet and cider vinegar for a touch of tartness. Apply liberally to a pork roast and get ready for a flood of compliments.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle guava nectar
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 8 slices fresh ginger root
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 5 pounds pork roast
To Marinate: In a large resealable plastic bag combine the fruit nectar, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger root, ground ginger and brown sugar. Mix together until sugar dissolves. Add pork, seal bag and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or, if possible, overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Remove bag from refrigerator. Remove meat from marinade, wipe dry with paper towels and brown in a large skillet. Place browned pork on a rack in a roasting pan and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour (tenderloins 35 to 40 minutes) or until internal temperature of meat has reached 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Baste with marinade every 10 minutes while baking. (Note: If there is any leftover marinade, you can boil it and add cornstarch for a nice sauce.)