An outstanding fusion of flavors send this one into the pork roast hall of fame. Rub a tenderloin with mustard powder and thyme, and pour sherry, soy sauce, garlic and ginger over the top. Roast it the next day and serve with an apple jelly/sherry sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup dry sherry
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
- 3/4 cup apple jelly
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Rub meat with the mustard powder and thyme to taste. Place in a nonreactive dish and add 1/2 cup sherry, 1/2 cup soy sauce, the garlic and the ginger. Coat the loin well, cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes per pound, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Baste the pork occasionally while cooking.
Meanwhile, heat the apple jelly in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons sherry and 1 tablespoon soy sauce, stir well, reduce heat to low and let simmer. Pour over the tenderloin when it's done.