A Word From The Cook
“Hawaiian-Style Roast Pork with Sweet Onion Marmalade is an easy to prepare crowd-pleaser. Don't forget the Mai Tais too!”
- For Pork
- 2 Pounds boneless pork tenderloin, fat trimmed
- 1 Cup soy sauce
- 1 Teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 Cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 Cup chopped pineapple, plus more for garnish if desired
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- For Sweet Onion Marmalade
- 1/2 Cup unsalted, butter
- 5 Large Sweet Onions
- 1/2 Cup sherry
- 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- Optional: Garnish with Chopped Macadamia Nuts
- Adapted from Trader Vic's original recipe
- Step 1 – Marinate Pork
- Combine ingredients for pork in a ziplock bag, or bowl, and allow to marinate a minimum of 2 hours (ideally overnight). Be sure to completely cover the pork with marinade. Turn the pork during marinade, to ensure all sides are soaked in the juices.
- Step 2 – Prepare Sweet Onion Marmalade
- Clarify butter by heating it in a small saucepan, or microwave it until it melts. Skim off the milk solids. The remains are "clarified butter," and will allow you to cook the onions at a higher smoke point. Clarified butter is ideal for frying.
- Heat the clarified butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add chopped onions and cook until translucent, stirring frequently.
- Add sherry, salt and pepper.
- Continue cooking for about an hour, until onions are caramelized and soft.
- Remove from heat. Onions can be served at room temperature.
- Step 3 – Roast Pork and Serve
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Remove pork from marinade and place in a lightly oiled, shallow roasting pan. Pour marinade over the top of pork.
- Roast pork for 50-60 minutes until golden brown, and thermometer reads 140-145 degrees. (Place thermometer into thickest part of meat to get correct reading).
- When done, transfer pork from roasting pan to a cutting board. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
- Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices, top with sweet onion marmalade, and garnish with macadamia nuts if desired.
- Dish can be served at room temperature.
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