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Light Asian Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.


2 servings

Here’s a light, delicious dish that will soon be a favorite. Annemarie serves it with jasmine rice and broccoli. —Annemarie Harris, Haddonfield, New Jersey
Light Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and cloves. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Roll pork in sesame seeds and place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with honey; sprinkle with brown sugar.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounce-weight: 324 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 437mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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