Marinated Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Marinated Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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This quick-to-prepare entree bursts with flavor. Throw together the marinade before work, so it’s ready to cook at night. —April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork equals 218 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 510 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asian Pork Tenderloin in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p45

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork equals 218 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 510 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

This recipe pairs well with a medium white wine.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

This marinade is terrific. I used it with chicken thighs. Baked the thighs with the marinade which made an excellent sauce. Thank you April.

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

Awesome marinade! I love the sesame oil. I did not, however, put the ground mustard in....wasn't sure how that would taste. I also cooked mine for 40 minutes as some of the other reviewers mentioned.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

Very good flavor...marinated overnight. I used a half pork loin and and cut it in half length wise to be about 1 pound each. It also took me a lot longer to get it completely cooked...but well worth it!

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

This is an economical dinner with great flavor! I love serving this recipe!

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

This recipe was outstanding and the tenderloin was so tender too, I could have eaten so much of this. I will definitely be making this regularly, might even try the marinade with pork chops or chicken for something different.

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