Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Asian Sauce
Fish sauce (available in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores) adds a deep flavor
that’s not at all “fishy”.
PREP TIME :
- 1 (2 lb) unseasoned pork tenderloin
- ½ Tbsp garlic, minced or pressed (about 1 clove)
- 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tsp ground)
- 1 Tbsp fish sauce
- 1 Tbsp lite soy sauce
- ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil (optional)
- Preheat grill or oven broiler (with rack 3 inches from heat source) on high temperature.
- Remove visible fat from tenderloin and discard. Set tenderloin aside.
- Combine garlic, ginger, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil (optional) in a small dish. Stir marinade until sugar dissolves.
- Brush tenderloins with marinade or pour one-third of the marinade evenly over the pork. Place in oven or grill with lid closed.
- Every 5 minutes, turn over the tenderloin and add 1 tablespoon of additional marinade, until meat is fully cooked (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F).
- Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Cut 12 slices, each about 1 inch thick. Serve three slices (about 3 oz cooked weight) per serving.
Tip: Delicious with steamed spinach and rice or Asian-style noodles (soba or udon).
Nutrition (per serving):
Calories 188, Total fat 8 g, Saturated fat 3 g, Cholesterol 80 mg, Sodium 246 mg, Total fiber 0 g, Protein 26 g, Carbohydrates 1 g, Potassium 390 mg.