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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Satay

My dad made this often when grilling for the family. I love this served on roasted veggies and yellow rice. Peanut butter and soy sauce come together for great Asian flavor. —Gayle Jefferson, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 skewers (1/2 cup sauce)


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)


  • In a small saucepan, bring the first eight ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until thickened. Set aside 1/2 cup mixture for sauce.
  • Cut pork in half widthwise; cut each half into thin strips. Thread pork strips onto eight metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink, basting occasionally with remaining mixture. Serve with reserved sauce.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 287 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 549mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • Brooklyn Beatty
    Jan 22, 2015

    My family loved this - the sauce was delicious! Definitely double the sauce so you have enough for dipping.

  • pamelag21
    Feb 15, 2014

    Loved it! Doubled the sauce, but didn't double the oil.

  • godofwonder
    Sep 13, 2012

    Was a nice change from the ordinary, taste was different but good. I liked it but hubby and kids not so much. But will not make again.

  • Aquarelle
    Jul 22, 2012

    This is absolutely delicious, and the sauce is out of this world! I made a triple batch of the sauce, which seemed to be enough.

  • Anniepants
    Jul 7, 2012

    We LOVED this recipe! Next time I will double or triple the sauce. There wasn't enough with one batch to baste and have leftovers for dipping. I also soaked the skewers and they still burned. Investing in metal skewers for next time. Served it with fried rice. Delicious!!!

  • sadiew
    Jun 29, 2012

    Yummy! so easy and tasty. I will definitely make again.

  • robbiejackson
    Jun 17, 2012

    Mmm, so good! I've made Satay with chicken before, but not pork. Great way to serve pork tenderloin! Thanks for sharing.

  • violet19
    Jun 13, 2012

    I made this last night and my family loved it-no leftovers!!

  • jewels412
    Jun 12, 2012

    I tried this for dinner tonight and it was AWESOME! Quick and easy and very tasty : )

  • saralynnrusher
    Jun 12, 2012

    This recipe is one of the few that my whole family raves about. That is saying a lot because I have three very picky boys.I also double or triple the the Satay Sauce and freeze it, because we love to eat it on everything.The last time that I made this recipe it I used onion powder and dried minced garlic in the sauce. It was still amazing.