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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Satay Recipe

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Satay Recipe

My dad made this often when grilling for the family. I love this served on roasted veggies and yellow rice. Peanut butter and soy sauce come together for great Asian flavor. —Gayle Jefferson, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring the first eight ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until thickened. Set aside 1/2 cup mixture for sauce.
  • 2. Cut pork in half widthwise; cut each half into thin strips. Thread pork strips onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink, basting occasionally with remaining mixture. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 8 skewers (1/2 cup sauce).

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 287 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 549mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Grilled Pork Tenderloin Satay

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Brooklyn Beatty User ID: 5773496 218580
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"My family loved this - the sauce was delicious! Definitely double the sauce so you have enough for dipping."

pamelag21 User ID: 1233367 122846
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"Loved it! Doubled the sauce, but didn't double the oil."

godofwonder User ID: 6044814 180462
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"Was a nice change from the ordinary, taste was different but good. I liked it but hubby and kids not so much. But will not make again."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 112818
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"This is absolutely delicious, and the sauce is out of this world! I made a triple batch of the sauce, which seemed to be enough."

Anniepants User ID: 5509096 210699
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

"We LOVED this recipe! Next time I will double or triple the sauce. There wasn't enough with one batch to baste and have leftovers for dipping. I also soaked the skewers and they still burned. Investing in metal skewers for next time. Served it with fried rice. Delicious!!!"

sadiew User ID: 2056121 165554
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Yummy! so easy and tasty. I will definitely make again."

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 210698
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"Mmm, so good! I've made Satay with chicken before, but not pork. Great way to serve pork tenderloin! Thanks for sharing."

violet19 User ID: 866402 143857
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"I made this last night and my family loved it-no leftovers!!"

jewels412 User ID: 6234983 180454
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"I tried this for dinner tonight and it was AWESOME! Quick and easy and very tasty : )"

saralynnrusher User ID: 3790681 105009
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"This recipe is one of the few that my whole family raves about. That is saying a lot because I have three very picky boys.

I also double or triple the the Satay Sauce and freeze it, because we love to eat it on everything.
The last time that I made this recipe it I used onion powder and dried minced garlic in the sauce. It was still amazing."

mommobe User ID: 4535735 210697
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"My family loved this recipe and it is very simple to make. Had to make extra sauce the second time I made it because my husband couldn't get enough, and he's not a fan of pork tenderloin. Served with jasmine rice and roasted cauliflower."

eitac77 User ID: 4168140 183861
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"I have made this several times and I love it each time! So easy to make!"

jmscoker User ID: 4615223 167863
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"We ended up making this with chicken instead of pork (what I had on hand). Very tasty."

candysmi User ID: 3831897 165553
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"I grilled thin boneless pork chops and served over brown rice."

wiscook User ID: 1143528 167862
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"very good, I like recipes like this where I can make part of it plain for my picky son."

jackiehorst User ID: 3177151 183860
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"My husband and I made this for company and it was a hit. They asked for the recipe for the sauce. We served it with grill squash, zucchini and onions over Carolina rice."

lauriei User ID: 3531563 180453
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2009

"This recipe was very good and easy to prepare. It makes a great appetizer or dinner entree. And it grills in no time. My husband doesn't care for pork tenderloin but he loved it prepared this way--it wasn't over cooked. I served with roasted vegetables and pinto beans. Yum, yum!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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