Grilled Pork Loin Filet with Asian Cabbage and Apple Salad
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Succulent ready-to cook pork loin paired with a sweet and satisfying Asian cabbage and apple salad. Prep takes just a few minutes but will definitely have everyone coming back for seconds!
Ingredients
  • 1 Smithfield® Applewood Topped Bacon Pork Loin Filet
  • 1/4 head of green cabbage
  • 1/4 head red cabbage
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 to 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup ponzu sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Aji-Mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted Sesame seeds
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 cups cooked white rice (or any other kind of rice that makes you happy.)
Method
For Gas Grill:
  1. Turn grill to high heat on one side.
  2. Place pork on cool side of grill, bacon side up. Cover and cook until pork reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees. (About 40 minutes)
  3. Remove from heat and cover loosely with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
For Charcoal Grill:
  1. Light grill and allow coals to burn until covered with white ash.
  2. Move coals to one side of the grill, place pork on cool side of grill, bacon side up. Cover and cook until pork reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees. (About 40 Minutes)
  3. Remove from heat and cover loosely with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
For the Oven:
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place pork on a baking sheet, bacon side up, and cook until internal temperature reads 150 degrees. (About 40 minutes.)
  2. Remove from heat and cover loosely with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
For the Asian Cabbage and Apple Salad:
  1. Remove stems from cabbages and slice into thin strips.
  2. Remove core from apple and slice into matchstick sized strips
  3. Chop green onions finely
  4. Mix together ponzu, mirin, sesame seeds and a good squeeze of lemon juice in a small bowl. pour over salad and toss to coat.
  5. Serve with rice, if desired.
Notes
Feel free to skip prepping the cabbage and use a bag of ready-made coleslaw instead.

No ponzu? No problem. Ponzu is just citrus infused soy sauce, so add a little lemon juice to some soy sauce and you're golden!
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at https://www.unclejerryskitchen.com/recipes/grilled-pork-loin-filet-with-asian-cabbage-and-apple-salad/