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Marinated Asian Pork Tenderloin

This quick-to-prepare entree bursts with flavor. Throw together the marinade before work, so it’s ready to cook at night. —April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Place pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 218 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • KathyDiNi
    Sep 10, 2019

    Really good! I marinated the meat for about 4 hours, seared on all sides then put in the oven to finish. I forgot to pull some marinade out to baste, but it worked out. I served with wasabi mashed potatoes and sauteed snap peas. I also served soy vay teriyaki sauce on the side to drizzle on the meat and potatoes and it was perfect!

  • zegunism
    Mar 1, 2017

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  • narwhal
    Oct 1, 2014

    This is delicious, I've made it a few times now, it crisps up and caramelizes nice on a rack in the oven on a cookie sheet. I had to make it with regular sodium soy sauce tonight and found it was a little saltier than usual but not overly so. I highly recommend.. the other commenters are correct that it takes longer than 20 minutes to cook if your tenderloin isn't skinny. I got an uneven package of 2 tonight and the skinny one was done in 22 minutes, the more regular sized one took 35.

  • Pipinspipe
    Feb 7, 2013

    This marinade is terrific. I used it with chicken thighs. Baked the thighs with the marinade which made an excellent sauce. Thank you April.

  • pohl1959
    Aug 16, 2012

    Awesome marinade! I love the sesame oil. I did not, however, put the ground mustard in....wasn't sure how that would taste. I also cooked mine for 40 minutes as some of the other reviewers mentioned.

  • s_pants
    Apr 18, 2012

    Very good flavor...marinated overnight. I used a half pork loin and and cut it in half length wise to be about 1 pound each. It also took me a lot longer to get it completely cooked...but well worth it!

  • WhitneyR
    Mar 12, 2012

    This is an economical dinner with great flavor! I love serving this recipe!

  • bdstickles
    Feb 7, 2012

    This recipe was outstanding and the tenderloin was so tender too, I could have eaten so much of this. I will definitely be making this regularly, might even try the marinade with pork chops or chicken for something different.

  • MandaL
    May 18, 2011

    We grilled these up for our entire family (20 people) while in Hawaii. We were the envy of the beach! Love this recipe.

  • ccc9331
    May 18, 2011

    Everyone in my family loved this. My 9yo gave it 5 stars! I have a convection oven and it only needed 25 min to cook.