The bold colors of fall inspire bold flavors. Enjoy this tasty and healthy dish that showcases those bold, colorful flavors.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce
- 2 lbs unseasoned pork tenderloin
- ½ Tbsp garlic, minced or pressed (about 1
- 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 tenderloin with marinade or pour 1/3 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 Tbsp of additional marinade, until meat is fully cooked (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit).
- 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).
Nutritional information per serving:
- 188 calories
- 8 g total fat
- 3 g saturated fat
- 80 mg cholesterol
- 246 mg sodium
- 0 g total fiber
- 26 g protein
- 1 g carbohydrates
- 390 mg potassium
Recipes reviewed by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management — missionweight.org or (828) 213-4100
Recipes courtesy National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.