Chinese Pork Tenderloin
Because I live in an area where there aren’t many Chinese restaurants, I developed this Asian-inspired starter. A combination of soy and plum sauces, red wine, garlic and ginger create a full-bodied marinade that infuses every bite with wonderful flavor.—Delores Condon, Paynesville, Minnesota
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons plum sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon dry red wine or beef broth
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3/4 teaspoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
- 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
- Toasted sesame seeds, Chinese-style mustard and additional plum sauce, optional
- In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, turning several times. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
- Drain and discard marinade. Place pork on a greased rack in a foil-lined roasting pan.
- Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, brushing occasionally with reserved marinade.
- Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with mustard and additional plum sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts2 ounce-weight: 109 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 14g protein.
Originally published as Chinese Cashew in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2009