Coconut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Lollipops

Pork
9Ingredients
Calories
40Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut on baking sheet. Place in heated oven and bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring halfway through baking.
  2. Meanwhile, place honey, jam, ginger and garlic in blender container. Cover and blend until well mixed.
  3. 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 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees 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.
  4. 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.
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