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Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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This easy roasted pork appetizer comes from Shirley Kula of San Diego, California. The ginger, soy sauce and sesame seeds give these truly tender tenderloins obvious Asian flair.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • SESAME COATING:
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

2 ounces cooked pork equals 120 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place tenderloins on a rack in a shallow roasting pan lined with heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, water and soy sauce; brush over meat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Slice and serve warm or cold. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Pork in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p28

Nutritional Facts

2 ounces cooked pork equals 120 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 lean meat.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

I made this recipes for a Christmas appetizer potluck and EVERY person loved it - adults, kids, teens. It is amazingly easy, very tasty, and relatively healthy. A few of the children didn't love the sesame seeds, but one of those children now says they are just fine!!!

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