Bourbon-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
4 whole pork tenderloin
2 cups whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon allspice
1/2 cup honey
2 cups Jack Daniel’s
For the pork: Cut pork into desired size for skewer. In a bowl, mix 1 cup whole grain mustard, cayenne, allspice, honey (reserve 1 tablespoon) and 1 1/2 cups of Jack Daniel’s. Place the pork in the marinade and let sit for at least one hour. When ready to cook, skewer the pork and grill on each side for approximately 3–5 minutes. Set aside.
For the sauce: Place remaining mustard and Jack Daniel’s into a mixing bowl and blend. Add 1 teaspoon each of cayenne and allspice, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Serve the sauce as a dip or pour it over the pork. Present the skewers with flair: sticking out of little flowerpots or poking out of a squash or pumpkin.
1. Grill pork whole, cool, then chop pork and put into mini taco shells with shredded red cabbage and chopped cilantro.
2. Grill pork whole, cool, then slice thinly and put between small biscuits with a tiny bit of chutney.
3. Grill pork whole, cool, then spread baguette slices with soft goat cheese and top with thin slice of pork. Garnish with a sweet pickle slice.
-Mary Brown Malouf