Sesame Pork Appetizers Recipe

Sesame Pork Appetizers Recipe
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Sesame Pork Appetizers Recipe

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The honey marinade give this hearty pork appetizer added flavor. It's served with an Asian-inspired dipping sauce that is quite yummy.—Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot

Directions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine sherry and soy sauce; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Drain and discard marinade; pat pork dry. Place honey and sesame seeds in separate shallow bowls. Roll pork in honey, then sesame seeds. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with pork. Yield: 2 dozen (1/2 cup sauce).
Originally published as Sesame Pork Appetizers in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce cooked pork with 1 teaspoon sauce: 70 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.

  • 1/2 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine sherry and soy sauce; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade; pat pork dry. Place honey and sesame seeds in separate shallow bowls. Roll pork in honey, then sesame seeds. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Serve with pork. Yield: 2 dozen (1/2 cup sauce).
Originally published as Sesame Pork Appetizers in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p9

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