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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

August/September 2006

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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. Serve with snow peas, brown rice and Sour Mango Salad on the side.



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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce Recipe

Makes: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. Whisk soy sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in garlic, ginger, chile and oil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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 an airtight container, for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Per serving: 138 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 23 g protein; 0 g fiber; 101 mg sodium; 357 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 3 lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Servings
6
Main Ingredient
Pork
Preparation/ Technique
Grill/BBQ
Marinate/Rub
Meal/Course
Dinner

Type of Dish
Main dish, meat
Ethnic/Regional
Asian
Chinese
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Publication
August/September 2006
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