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Sesame-Crusted Pork Loin Recipe

Sesame-Crusted Pork Loin Recipe

To promote the pork industry in Minnesota, I started out a contestant in county events, then won with this recipe at the Minnesota State Fair in 1975. The mix of Asian flavors lends a unique touch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:14-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (about 5 pounds)
  • 2 cups water


  • 1. In a large resealable bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add the roast; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan; pour water into pan. Bake at 350° for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160° Let stand for 10-15 minutes before carving. Yield: 14-16 servings.

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thecountrycrab User ID: 5712924 146664
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"Recipe sounds very interesting. However, I note the Bake time in caption (45 min.) does not match Bake time in Directions (1 3/4 - 2 hours) ?????"

lindaterry User ID: 2669696 100448
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"What do you do with the sesame seeds to coat the roast?"

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Light-Bodied White Wine

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