Easy and healthy pork tenderloin dish bursting with classic Asian flavors that has the perfect balance of spicy, salty, sour and sweet flavors.
Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin gets a major flavor boost from a quick and easy marinade made with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and other classic Asian ingredients.
Fresh ginger is a secret weapon I always have on hand. Whenever I have leftovers, I peel, wrap in plastic and store in the freezer to grate into stir-fries, salads, soups and smoothies for weeks to come.
The best part? Ginger aids in digestion and adds immense flavor with virtually zero calories. Win-Win!
As with any Asian style recipe, the key is creating a balance of spicy, salty, sour and sweet flavors. Speaking of sweet, my pork tenderloin is made with Bonne Maman Golden Plum Mirabelle Preserves made with just that: plums! No artificial ingredients required. Ripe mirabelle plums provide the perfect balance to salty soy sauce, tangy rice vinegar, and spicy ginger.
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Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin
- In a small bowl, whisk together marinade: soy sauce, rice vinegar, plum preserves, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, Chinese five spice powder and hot sauce. Pour marinade into a large re-sealable plastic bag and add pork tenderloin.
- Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and shake evenly to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight.
- Pre-heat the broiler on high and spray a broiler pan with non-stick spray. Place pork in the middle of the pan and broil for 7-8 minutes per side or until pork reaches internal cooking temperature of 165.
- Remove pork from oven and cover loosely with foil while meat rests for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with steamed spinach drizzled with sesame oil. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds.