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Sesame Pork Tenderloin

 Sesame Pork Tenderloin
"Pork tenderloin gets dressed up for company in this easy-to-fix yet special main dish," writes Sue Mackey from Galesburg, Illinois. "The meat is tender and flavorful. Sesame seeds and ginger go together so well."
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.


  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, oil, ginger
  • and garlic. Add pork; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 4 hours
  • or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Place pork on a greased rack in a
  • foil-lined shallow roasting pan. Combine the honey and brown sugar;
  • spoon over pork. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer
  • reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield:
  • 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 4-ounce serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce) equals 284 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.