- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and cloves. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- Drain and discard marinade. Place sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Roll pork in sesame seeds and place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with honey; sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 2 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Light Asian Pork Tenderloin
"I love this recipe. Being Asian, I definitely savored the flavor. The sesame oil and seeds made it more tasty. My hubby loved it too! :)"
"This was really good!"
"The flavor of this recipe is great and the pork was tender and moist. Definitely will make this again."
"Wonderful taste! I cooked the tenderloin in my slowcooker and it was great! I definitely recommend the reduced-sodium soy sauce. I only had regular, and it came out a bit too salty. I'll correct my mistake next time. Great recipe!!"