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Asian Pork Medallions

When I became serious about losing weight and getting healthy, my kids missed the Chinese delivery that I used to order so frequently. I combined a few recipes to come up with this tasty winner. —Dianne James, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup dry sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1/2-in. slices
  • Hot cooked brown rice, optional
  • Sliced green onions, optional


  • In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients until blended.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. In batches, cook pork 3-4 minutes on each side or until tender; remove from pan.
  • In same skillet, bring sauce mixture to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Return pork to pan; heat through, turning to coat. If desired, serve with rice and top with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup (calculated without rice): 202 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 566mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Stephanie
    Feb 24, 2021

    Made this tonight for my family. Followed everything to the recipe, except I used olive oil, instead of sesame oil. Everyone loved it, and it has gone into the requested, repeat recipe book! Thank you so much for this! I have very limited options for pork go to's! This one has definitely hit the number one requested pork dish! P.S. I served it with white rice, and sweet peas.

  • Peapod0114
    Dec 31, 2019

    Made this tonight for supper and it was amazing! I had never made a pork tenderloin so i was a little worried. However it was super easy and the directions were spot on. For sure an easy weeknight supper. The sauce was delicious i would make double next time. I served with rice and cheesy cauliflower.

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 27, 2019

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  • Kris
    Jan 31, 2019

    My husband and I loved this! I added some veggies and we like it spicy so I kicked up the cayenne a notch. Delicious! It is going on our do-over list.

  • RLSM
    Jul 12, 2017

    Great flavor! Even using low sodium soy, this was still too salty...will likely dilute next time to try and cut back on salt taste.

  • shannondobos
    Nov 21, 2016

    This got rave reviews at my table as well. Super fast, easy, and economical. This would be great alongside some stir-fried vegetables as well!

  • brkornhaus
    Jun 6, 2016

    I love trying new recipes. My finicky husband usually gives them mediocre ratings. But this one got two thumbs up and is a keeper. We loved it served over rice. Will make extra sauce next time, for drizzling, as recommended by a previous poster.

  • justmbeth
    May 31, 2016

    Delicious. Doubled the sauce so we could have extra to drizzle on rice.

  • mkragan
    Dec 27, 2011

    Love love love this recipe!! I tweaked a few things -- like using cornstarch to thicken instead of simmering (it only made the sauce saltier and I use low-sodium soy sauce!) and using more red pepper (I like the spicy!). Making it for extended family tonight and I really think it will go over well! :)

  • debnbrian
    Nov 12, 2010

    I have very few recipes that ever get rated as excellent in my home, but this one got rave reviews.