Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

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Crisp on the outside and buttery-tender on the inside, these sweet and spicy soy sauce-marinated pork tenderloin medallions make for a delicious, healthful and elegant entree.

 Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including 2 hours marinating time)

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and finely grated or minced

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • 1 fresh red Thai chile (see Note) or cayenne chile pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch-thick medallions

Directions
  1. 6 servings

  2. Whisk soy sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in garlic, ginger, chile and oil.

  3. Place pork in a resealable plastic bag. Add the marinade and seal the bag, squeezing air out. Turn the bag to coat the medallions. Refrigerate for 2 hours, turning the bag once to redistribute the marinade.

  4. Preheat the grill to medium. Remove the pork from the marinade. (Discard marinade.) Grill the medallions until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  5. *Note: Thai chiles can be red or green, are only about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/4-inch or less in diameter. They are on the high end of the heat scale. Find them in Asian markets. If unavailable, substitute fresh cayenne chiles or 1/2 teaspoon or more to taste of purchased chile sauce, such as sriracha. Fresh chiles can be frozen, in a air-tight, for up to 3 months.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
131
Carbohydrates
1g
Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Protein
24g
Cholesterol
74mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Potassium
460mg
Sodium
117mg
Added Sugars
1g
Exchanges
4 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
0

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1 reply

RyderGal
RyderGal 2013-10-14 18:55:46 -0500 Report

Yummy! I couldn't find the peppers in the small town we were in when I tried this recipe, so I used some cayenne pepper powder. It was wonderful!