Back to Light Asian Pork Tenderloin

Print Options


Card Sizes

Light Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Light Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Here’s a light, delicious dish that will soon be a favorite. Annemarie serves it with jasmine rice and broccoli. —Annemarie Harris, Haddonfield, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 324 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 437mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Light Asian Pork Tenderloin

Sort By :
brazenlove User ID: 5575037 114146
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"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! :)"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 130788
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"This was really good!"

asabot User ID: 620927 180289
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"The flavor of this recipe is great and the pork was tender and moist. Definitely will make this again."

spidergirl502 User ID: 4032835 189478
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"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!!"

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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