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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 ounces cooked pork equals 324 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 437 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 37 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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