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Coconut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Lollipops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
Bob Blumer
These coconut-apricot "lollipops" are perfect as finger food, they're just the thing for your next party or potluck.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin, (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 Tbs fresh ginger root, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 12 6-inch wooden skewers

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350 F. Spread coconut on baking sheet. Place in heated oven and bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through baking.
  • Meanwhile, place honey, jam, ginger, and garlic in blender container. Cover and blend until well mixed.
  • Rub tenderloin with oil; season with salt and pepper. Prepare a medium-hot fire in covered grill. Grill tenderloin, over direct heat for 5 minutes or just until entire surface is brown, turning occasionally. Adjust grill to indirect heat; generously brush entire tenderloin with honey-apricot mixture. Cover and grill over indirect heat for 15-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 F, brushing generously with additional honey-apricot mixture halfway through grilling. Transfer pork to cutting board. Loosely cover with foil; let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Brush tenderloin again with honey-apricot mixture. Coat tenderloin in coconut, firmly pressing coconut on pork. Skewer with lollipop sticks or bamboo skewers, from the top straight through to the bottom, at 1/2-inch intervals. Slice between sticks into lollipop-shaped pieces. Pat edges of "lollipops" with remaining coconut, if necessary.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 266
  Calories from Fat 89 (33%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(16%)Cholesterol 49mg
(4%)Sodium 85mg
(10%)Potassium 355mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 27g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(33%)Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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