The following is often the scenario when I go to the store. I want to cook some sort of fish or meat and then I come home with whatever looked good that day. Today it was pork tenderloin. I love pork tenderloin. It's lower in fat than a lot of meat, and tender if you don't overcook it and it takes so little cooking time that it's a quick meal.
When I arrived home, I looked for an Asian-style recipe for pork tenderloin and I found one on the Food Network website from Ellie Kreiger, one of the resident healthy chefs on the Food Network.
I pretty much stayed true to the recipe, because after looking at the ingredients I didn't find the amount of sugar to be too excessive like some other recipes. I did tweak the recipe a little bit. I used sake instead of dry sherry because I didn't have any in the house, and instead of soy sauce, I use tamari. I also added green onions on top, because I had some in my refrigerator for some added color and flavor. Just a note, I marinated the pork for only 1/2 hour, the minimum time, so just keep that in mind when you read my results. I mixed the marinade in the resealable bag instead of mixing it in a bowl, because why dirty a bowl when you are going to just mix it all together anyways. :)
Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin adapted from Ellie Kreiger's recipe on the Food Network
2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon sake
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed with a garlic press
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Thinly sliced green onions
1 pound pork tenderloin
Combine the tamari, oil, sugar, sake, vinegar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in a resealable plastic bag and mix until the sugar is dissolved. Add the pork tenderloin. Seal the bag and marinate the pork in the refrigerator, turning once for 1/2 hour, or up to 8 hours.
Preheat the broiler. Place the pork on a roasting pan and broil for 15 minutes, turning once.
I served this pork tenderloin sliced over hot chow mein noodles with a drizzle of the sauce and sliced green onions that was in the pan after cooking.
Delicious! A definite hit with the family. I will make this recipe again. It was very fast, easy and yummy! Not bad for only a 1/2 hour of marinating.
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