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Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings


  • 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)
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted


  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.