Coffee-Marinated Grilled Pork
Repeat Recipe

Father’s Day: Coffee-Marinated Grilled Pork

Coffee-Marinated Grilled Pork

For the third year in a row, we made this amazing pork tenderloin recipe for Father’s Day. This is the first time we made it on a gas grill, and it was still great! The coffee and macadamia nuts give it a really nice crust.

Pork tenderloin is such a versatile ingredient! Some of our very favorite recipes utilize it, like this balsamic marinated pork tenderloin, this pan-roasted pork tenderloin with balsamic tomatoes, these peanut noodles with roasted pork tenderloin + honeyed oranges, and this breaded pork tenderloin with lemon caper sauce.

Coffee-Marinated Grilled Pork

Coffee-Marinated Grilled Pork
Bon Appétit July 2007

½ cup freshly ground coffee beans
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup mild-flavored molasses
¼ cup dry-roasted macadamia nuts (about 2 1/2 ounces)
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup soy sauce
2 small garlic cloves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon mirin (sweet japanese rice wine)
1 jalapeno chile, coarsely chopped
1 ½ teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 ½ teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
2 pork tenderloins (about 2 1/2 pounds total)

Puree all ingredients except pork in processor until almost smooth. Transfer to large resealable plastic bag. Add pork; release excess air, seal bag, and turn to coat. Chill 24-48 hours.

Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Grill pork until thermometer inserted into center registers 145 degrees F, turning often, about 25 mins. Transfer to work surface; let stand 10 mins. Thinly slice.

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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