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Sesame Pork Appetizers Recipe

Sesame Pork Appetizers Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min. YIELD:24 servings

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

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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