November 15, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce

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
  • 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 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

Serves 4

Recipes reviewed by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management — or (828) 213-4100

Recipes courtesy National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.